How to use vaping to quit nicotine altogether.

Whether you’re already a vaper or are still a smoker and are on the fence about making the switch, you’re well aware of the primary benefit that vaping offers: It provides a satisfying way for you to consume nicotine without inhaling smoke from burning tobacco. Around the world, tens of millions of people have switched to vaping and given up smoking completely. Vaping also costs less than smoking, so making the switch can help you save money each year.

There’s an additional benefit of vaping, though, that many people never consider: It’s the fact that vaping gives you greater control over your nicotine consumption than any other type of nicotine use. With other nicotine products, there’s no easy way to ramp down your usage slowly. You could smoke part of a cigarette and throw the rest away, but most people wouldn’t do that – and with traditional nicotine replacement products, there are usually only two different strengths available. Once you’ve stepped down to the lower strength, there’s no easy way to decrease your consumption further.

With vaping, controlling your nicotine intake is incredibly easy because you can do it in two ways – by vaping less often and by reducing the nicotine strength of your e-liquid. It’s so easy to use vaping to reduce your nicotine consumption, in fact, that many people who switch to vaping end up quitting nicotine completely. 

Continue vaping until you quit smoking.

Before you begin to think about reducing your nicotine intake, you need to reach the point at which you’re no longer using cigarettes at all because smoking is counterproductive to your goal of quitting nicotine. E-liquid needs to be the only form of nicotine that you consume because you have complete control over the nicotine content that way. With cigarettes, on the other hand, you can’t control the nicotine content at all.

If you’re currently a smoker, you’ll probably find it easiest to switch fully to vaping if you use a vaping device with very efficient nicotine delivery. If you use a device that delivers nicotine almost as efficiently as a cigarette, you should find it relatively easy to simply stop smoking and start vaping. If you find it necessary to transition from smoking to vaping more gradually, though, there’s no reason to feel unhappy with yourself; no two people have exactly the same vaping journey. Don’t worry about stepping down to a lower nicotine strength until you’ve stopped smoking completely.

Reduce Your Nicotine Strength When You’re Ready.

Once you’ve reached the point at which you’ve become fully accustomed to vaping and no longer use or think about using tobacco at all, it’s time to take the first step toward quitting nicotine by reducing your nicotine strength. Currently, you’re probably using the highest-strength nicotine salt e-liquid available in the UK, which is typically 20 mg/ml. Most nicotine salt products such as disposable vapes, pre-filled vape pods and bottled nicotine salt e-liquids are available in two strengths. In addition to the higher strengths mentioned above, you can usually find those products in lower strengths of about 10 mg/ml in the United Kingdom. In many cases, you can switch to the lower strength without changing the hardware or e-liquid flavour you’re using. Switch to the lower strength and give yourself time to get used to it. 

Use a More Powerful Device When Switching to Low-Nicotine E-Liquid.

Once you’ve gotten used to the 25 mg/ml or 10 mg/ml nicotine strength and are ready to reduce your nicotine intake further, you’re probably going to find that making the next step will require you to switch from nicotine salt e-liquid to vape juice with freebase nicotine. That’s because e-liquid makers usually don’t make nicotine salt e-liquid in strengths lower than 10mg/ml. Freebase nicotine e-liquid, on the other hand, is typically available in strengths of 6 mg/ml and 3 mg/ml in the UK. If you aren’t using a refillable vaping device already, you’ll need to buy one at this point – and because it’s a pretty big step down to go from a nicotine strength of 10mg/ml to 3 or 6 mg/ml, you’ll probably want to buy a more powerful device than the one you’re currently using. The increased vapour production of your new device will compensate for the lower nicotine strength of your e-liquid. Devices such as the Vaporesso Target 200 are absolutely suited to lower nicotine strength liquids, create plumes of vapour and accurate flavour reproduction.

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