VaporFi Rebel IIThere are a lot of webpages and posts out there on how vaporizer pens can be used to give up cigarettes but not a whole lot on how nicotine can be given up entirely. While the transition from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs or vaporizers is not an overly hard process to manage, the journey from high nicotine intake to zero nicotine intake can be.

Moving to vaporizing is not hard. If you switch to a high dose nicotine e liquid then it’s just a matter of making the change and dealing with the psychological adjustment of changing mediums and vaping instead of smoking.

How was it for me?

For me this took about a week – and it wasn’t hard. This was probably for two reasons.

Firstly I was already vaporizing for other reasons besides fulfilling my daily nicotine needs. I already was versant with the experience so it made sense to carry over my nicotine habit as well.

Secondly as I already had a 3 in 1 vape pen it made sense to utilize the liquid chamber to suit my smoking cessation goals – it was a no brainer.

But even if you are a complete newbie to vaping, I cannot see the adjustment as being too difficult as long as your nicotine needs are being met.

How did this carry over into giving up nicotine?

I won’t lie it wasn’t easy. But by the same token it wasn’t overly difficult either.

I was a heavy smoker (25-30 cigs per day), so initially I bought 2 x 25ml bottles of e liquid with a 24mg nicotine content with a traditional tobacco flavor. With my vaporizer pen this amounted to around 1200-1400 puffs per bottle (maybe a little more).

The brilliant thing about vaping is you get a big nicotine hit out of a single puff of your pen. The initial down side to this was I was used to traditional smoking where you need to physically puff more to get an identical dose. So I did have a few nicotine minor OD’s before I sorted things out.

After finishing the two bottles I was pretty much of the opinion that I wanted to lower my nicotine dependency. I used the double-header strategy of choosing a flavour unrelated to cigarettes (Vanilla) with another two bottles and lowering the dose to a 18mg nicotine level.

I’m guessing you know where I’m going with this.

series-3-personal-vaporizerWith each 2 bottles I finished I lowered the nicotine dose and played with flavors.

It took me around 12 months to become comfortable with zero nicotine e liquids.

It wasn’t a completely linear journey. Sometimes I stayed on a higher nicotine level for a little longer.

Sometimes I cave in and have a low nicotine hit every now and again but the upside is these times are far and few between and becoming increasingly more so.

I’m not saying is this the way you should go about ridding nicotine from your life – or even that you should.

What I am saying that this is a possible method you might like to use to lower your nicotine addiction if you so choose.

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VN-300x250-3jpgHerbs and vaping have been touted by various renowned agencies as the easiest and best alternative to classic smoking.

Of course, everyone understands the harm to your your health if you engage in traditional smoking.

From lung cancer, to several other conditions which have been directly linked to old school smoking; it is readily apparent that smoking is harmful to your health.

However, not many people understand the difference between smoking and vaping, and why such differences make vaping a much healthier option. Smokers looking for an alternative, a second avenue to relieve their craving often look into herbs and vaping as a substitute to traditional smoking.

A clear majority of the chemicals involved in the process of producing the traditional cigarettes are considered carcinogenic.

In fact, many of the people looking to quit smoking or find alternatives to smoking do so for fear of their own health. Various studies, most prominent among them being those conducted by the government show that herbs and vaping is a healthier way to experience the same hit without deteriorating your own health.

There have been other studies which have compared individual’s health before and after they switched to vaping. The results indicate that they felt much healthier and more active after the switch.

Herbs and vaping are more socially accepted since they do not inconvenience people around the smoker.

Traditional smoking has been banned in many places, including offices where individuals have to find private places to smoke mainly because of the odor.

The odor is so strong that it makes people uncomfortable. It also lingers after smoking sessions, a fact that can cause individuals to be very embarrassed. We won’t even go into the dangers of secondary smoke.

On the other hand, herbs and vapor pens usually have no odor or where such odor is present its often quite pleasant. Therefore, the smokers can enjoy hits whenever they feel like because they are not inconveniencing others.

Traditional smoking can have a detrimental effect on your own social life. Individuals find that they can only interact with fellow smokers. Non-smokers find it hard to live with, engage with especially intimately with a smoker.

The odor and behavior itself puts them off.

On the other hand, herbs and vaping have been found to be more socially acceptable. In fact many people consider it quite a healthy and noble option to take.

Further, not many people can tell when you are engaged in vaping unless they are privy to this information. Therefore, it has virtually no effect on your social life.

Of course for smokers there is the overriding concern. Traditional smoking is actually considered a very costly activity. Traditional smokers even those who go through an average of one pack in a day find that supporting the habit is quite expensive.

On the other hand, vaping only requires individuals to purchase the kits themselves, which is a onetime expense.

The kits are designed to work for a very long time meaning that it will be a long time before you have to replace them.

This makes vaping much cheaper and convenient than traditional smoking. It is therefore not surprising that more and more people are turning from traditional smoking to vaping.

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Vaping is becoming more and more popular as vape pens are becoming readily available in the market. Marketed as an alternative to tobacco cigarette smoking, people from all around the world are enjoying its benefits, but they also have their set of drawbacks. Let’s take a look at the answers to the question from both sides, “What are vaping pros and cons?”

Vaping Pros

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Vaping provides freedom for those who are annoyed at not being able to smoke in public places. Currently, there are no vaping laws in most countries, allowing anyone to enjoy the act of vaping where they please.

They emit no second-hand smoke and no nasty smells – allowing anyone to use them even in social settings such as restaurants, the workplace, the streets, and most importantly, in the comforts of your own home.

It’s also considered to be a healthier alternative over tobacco cigarette smoking – the number one reason why most people use them in the first place. While tobacco contains thousands of chemicals and carcinogens that wreak havoc on your lungs, vaporizers only use water vapor, and thus, smoke is not produced at all.

Tobacco contains carbon monoxide, tar, arsenic, ammonia, cyanide, acetone, and loads and loads of harmful toxins that are just bad for you.

Vaporizers only use e-liquids or juices that are made of 4 ingredients: propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, nicotine (optional), and food-grade flavors, which are much healthier than the chemicals found in tobacco.

If you’re thinking about your nicotine fix, vaping provides you the very same amount as cigarettes, with options of customization. You can choose from different nicotine levels for your e-liquids, allowing you to still get the physiological sensations you get to enjoy.

Vaping is also clean – for you and the environment. You can stop further yellowing of your teeth and fingernails, plus your clothes won’t smell like tobacco anymore. Cigarette butts are non-biodegradable, so when you throw them out, you’re adding to the world’s amount of waste that will last forever.

Vaping is also more enjoyable with the countless selections of e-liquids available. You can choose from classic flavors to the more exotic – making it a more satisfying alternative to tobacco cigarettes.

Vaping Cons

Vape pens also have their own set of drawbacks.

For one, and the most important thing to take note is that production is not regulated by the FDA. There are no current laws with regards to the materials and ingredients that must be used in making them – so it’s best to be wary about the brand of vaporizer that you purchase.

There have also been cases of users being allergic to propylene glycol – one of the ingredients of e-liquids.

Another disadvantage is that if you’re looking for an alternative to smoking that will help stop your addiction to smoking, this is not the solution for you.

Most E-liquids contain nicotine – the highly addicting substance in tobacco that makes you want to puff a stick every few minutes. Though you can choose to have liquids with zero nicotine, the odds of vaporizers helping you quit smoking overnight are very low.

Though you may save more money in the long run, initial expense may be expensive for a good quality vaporizer that will last for many years.

As you can see the pros of vaporizing seem to overwhelm the amount of negatives associated with it. It is a healthier alternative to smoking and it is a system that can lead to smoking cessation with careful planning and a strong will.

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What are the health benefits that come with the use of vaporizers?

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Vaporizers produce vapor in lieu of smoke. Traditional combustibles produce super-heated smoke that in some cases can comprise of nicotine, tar and a myriad of heavy metals and chemicals which are mainly carcinogenic.

The obvious danger associated with the traditional smoking method are at best underlying respiratory problems and at worst a fatal, irreversible disease or condition.

Thankfully, vaporizers don’t emit any of these toxic ingredients. Below are some of the health benefits of smoking a vaporizer.

 Vaporizers Lessens An Addictive Habit

When it comes to quitting a tobacco habit, people using a vaporizer have a comparatively easier time quitting smoking than those who use cigarettes.

A study on effectiveness of e cigs ( a very similar device to a vape pen) in smoking cessation compared to nicotine patches was conducted by Lancet showed that electronic cigarettes are less addictive and smokers can quit quickly their usage.

7.3 percent of subjects using e-cigs quitted smoking just after 6 months when compared to only 5.8 percent of those using nicotine patches.

Vaporizers Are Safer For Your Lungs

99 percent of research clearly shows that electronic cigarettes have less potential of causing respiratory problems or cancer hence they are generally less harmful than traditional smoking devices.

It is only that, there are particular device types and user usage styles which make them potentially harmful.

Some people like to increase the heat for more flavor which in turn leads to production of carcinogenic by-products making the e cigs more harmful to the respiratory system.

They Don’t Have Significant Third-Party Effects

Some say that vaporizers are more “comfortable” to use since it doesn’t affect the person someone is seated next to.

Vape pens are manufactured to produce inhalable aerosol. Upon taking a puff, the oil/wax is inhaled and taken into the lungs.

A study carried out by Jan Czogala to investigate the extent of secondhand exposure to nicotine and other toxicants from e cigs indicated that vaporizers are a source of second-hand exposure to nicotine but not to toxic substances resulting out of combustion.

The air concentrations released by an e cig was averaging 0.82 to 6.23 g/m3 while the average concentration of nicotine produced by smoking cigarettes was about 10 times higher.

The effect of second-hand exposure to vulnerable population such as the elderly, pregnant women, children and those people with health complications such as heart diseases and respiratory disorders was shown to be insignificant.

 There Seems To Be No  Long-Term Respiratory Effects

Studies have been carried out to investigate the long-term effects which come with the use of vaporizers.

It has been shown that there is no increase in mortality or development of tumors related to cancer or even the microscopic and macroscopic development of tumors.

Moreover, there is no relationship between nicotine and increase in damage of pulmonary cells. Also, users of vaporizers don’t suffer from unexplained weight loss as those who use the traditional smoking methods.

Practically, the use of vaporizers is safer by far than using age old combustible methods.

This renaissance  of vaporizers has brought on a healthy alternative for smokers. The use of vaporizers has enabled smokers to smoke without fearing the aftermath negative effects.