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Strategies to Quit Smoking

Know the Goal should be to Quit Cigarettes and Vaping

Quitting smoking and vaping can be incredibly challenging, especially for those with a heavy addiction. However, there are several evidence-based strategies that can increase your chances of success. You might be asking, "why the fuck would a vape shop want us to quit smoking". The truth is, there are so many people who smoke that need the help, and everyday we are getting new clients trying to quit. Most of the time, this is the reality of how our business works. You quit, and feel incredibly proud of what you do, you recommend us as a method to quit smoking and ease out of that vice, and because of your success we gain more then just 1 referral.

Now we do want to touch base on other ways in addition to vaping because there is a solution out there for you, you aren't alone on this journey.

  1. Consider Nicotine Replacement Therapy: Nicotine gum, patches, lozenges, inhalers, or nasal sprays can help ease withdrawal symptoms and cravings. These nicotine replacement products can double your chances of successfully quitting.
  2. Try Prescription Medications: Medications like Chantix (varenicline) and Wellbutrin (bupropion) can reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Discuss these options with your doctor.
  3. Switch to Vaping as an Interim Step: While not entirely risk-free, switching from cigarettes to e-cigarettes/vaping can be an effective way to gradually reduce nicotine intake and ease the transition. However, the goal should be to eventually quit vaping as well!
  4. Identify and Avoid Triggers: Recognize the situations, emotions, or activities that trigger your urge to smoke or vape. Develop strategies to avoid or manage these triggers.
  5. Dispose of All Smoking/Vaping Paraphernalia: Throw away all cigarettes, lighters, ashtrays, vaping devices, and any other reminders of your addiction.
  6. Seek Support: Enlist the help of friends, family, or a support group. Having a strong support system can significantly improve your chances of quitting successfully. Another amazing tool would be QuitSure
  7. Be Patient and Persistent: Quitting is a process, and it may take multiple attempts before you are able to break the addiction. Don't get discouraged if you slip up, that is part of the process. Be proud of yourself that you're still going at it, because we can promise you one thing, we're proud of you!

Remember, the health benefits of quitting start almost immediately, and with the right strategies and support, you can overcome your addiction to smoking and vaping for good.

Please note none of this is medical advice. Consult a registered professional to know what the right choice is for you!