Quit Smoking in 2020
According to a 2016 survey conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health, quitting smoking is by far the most difficult New Year's resolution to keep. If you make a resolution to quit smoking via traditional means at the end of 2019, there is an 87 percent chance that you will be smoking again by the end of 2020. Those aren't very good odds.
If you are a smoker, you already know that quitting is the best thing that you can do to improve your day-to-day life and your long-term health outlook. On average, a non-smoker lives about 10 years longer than a smoker - and that's not all. Think about how much better those later years will be when you don't have cigarettes siphoning away your retirement savings.
Think about how much more active your twilight years will be if you're not suffering from heart and lung disease. Quitting smoking also greatly benefits your body in ways you might not have even imagined, take a look below at how your body starts to repair itself once you quit:
Inside 6 Hours
Your heart rate will begin to slow back to a normal rhythm, and your blood pressure (which spikes when you smoke a cigarette) starts to decrease.
Inside a Day
Nearly all of the chemicals are out of your bloodstream, and the level of carbon monoxide in your blood has reduced dramatically.
Inside a Week
Your sense of taste and smell may well improve, and the natural cleaning system found in your lungs is starting to recover.
Inside 2 Months
You will find yourself coughing and wheezing much less, and your immune system has started on the road to recovery.
Inside 6 Months
Your lungs are working much more efficiently, and you will find yourself producing much less phlegm.
After 1 Year
Your lungs are now much healthier and you’ll find yourself breathing much easier.
Inside 2 to 5 Years
There is a huge drop in your risk of suffering a stroke or a heart attack.
After 10 Years
Your risk of lung cancer is much lower than that of someone who is a continuing smoker.
After 15 Years
The chances of you suffering from a stroke or a heart attacked is now extremely close to that of a person who has never smoked.
There is no New Year's resolution more worthwhile - or more likely to bring about tangible, long-term change in your life - than quitting smoking. The challenge, of course, is actually doing it. In this article, we're going to show you how a beginner's vape kit can be the perfect tool to help make your resolution successful.
What is Vaping?
When you vape, you use an e-cigarette or similar device to heat a flavoured, nicotine-infused liquid called e-liquid until it turns to vapour. You inhale the vapour as if it were smoke, and you absorb the nicotine through your lungs. Most people find that vaping costs significantly less than smoking. Vaping doesn't make your hair, clothes, home and car smell bad. Most importantly, medical experts believe that vaping is up to 95 percent safer than smoking.
How Vaping is Different to Other Smoking Replacement Methods?
Like vaping, nicotine products such as patches, gums and lozenges replace the nicotine that you would get from smoking. If you've tried those products, though, you know that nicotine replacement isn't a very satisfying way to quit smoking. Your body still gets the nicotine, but your lungs and throat continue to crave the physical sensation of smoking. You'll still feel irritable, and you'll still crave cigarettes. That's why the success rate among those who try to quit smoking with traditional nicotine replacement products is only about 15 percent.
Vaping doesn't just replace the nicotine that you get from smoking; it also replaces the physical sensation that you enjoy when you inhale nicotine into your lungs. Vaping isn't the same as smoking, but you'll find that it feels very similar. Vaping also replaces the hand-to-mouth ritual of smoking. One of the things that makes quitting difficult for many people is that, without reaching for a pack of cigarettes and a lighter, they're no longer sure what to do with their hands. Many people find that those features make vaping a far better aid for smoking cessation than anything else.
Keep to Your New Year's Resolutions
If you want to keep your New Year's resolution and quit smoking successfully, you need to go in with realistic expectations.
We've already explained what vaping is: It's a replacement for the physical sensations, the rituals and the nicotine of smoking. No other smoking cessation aid has those same features. Next, let's learn about what vaping isn't.
Vaping doesn't replace the flavour of tobacco smoke because e-liquid contains no tobacco and doesn't burn. Although you'll find many e-liquids that approximate the flavour of tobacco, there's nothing that can replace the flavour of smoke. The other side of that equation, though, is that no tobacco cigarette can replace the infinite variety of flavour combinations possible with e-liquid. A cigarette can't taste like a bowl of cereal, a cup of coffee, an ice cream cone or a fruity hard candy. You can experience all of those flavours - and many, many more - when you vape.
The other key way in which vaping differs from smoking is that vaping only delivers the nicotine of smoking; it doesn't replace the thousands of other known chemicals in cigarette smoke. Even though you'll still get the nicotine when you switch to vaping, it may be a couple of days before you feel entirely normal as your body rids itself of the other chemicals you consume when you smoke. Since you'll still enjoy the sensations and rituals of smoking, though, you'll probably feel better than you would with other forms of nicotine replacement.
Make Your New Year's Resolution Successful With These 4 Beginner's Vape Kits
Quit Smoking and Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet
If you're a smoker, there is no better way to make 2020 great than by quitting smoking - and we're excited for the opportunity to be your partner in that journey. Do you need help getting started? Get help in the vape information section of our website - and don't hesitate to reach out to us if we can provide further assistance. Quitting smoking is never easy. When you try vaping, though, we think you'll fall in love with the incredible variety of e-liquid flavours out there for you to experience. More importantly, you'll love the way you feel. The extra money in your pocket also won't hurt!