Cigarettes have received a bad reputation over the last few decades, and rightly so. They can be dangerous to your health, people complain about the smell, and they can permeate into your skin and your clothes. Yet even knowing all of this, you still have not been able to kick the habit with all of the old methods that everyone else swears by.
But those were the old days and these are the modern ways to help you kick that cigarette addiction once and for all.
Try the e-cigarette
E-cigarettes are to today’s social media what cigarettes did to the film industry in the 50s and 60s. They seem to add sex appeal to any person without the stigma of the health issues that stem from cigarette use.
E-cigarettes are tiny little devices that look like cigarettes that you puff in the same manner, but they contain pre-filled e-juice and a heating coil. They are operated when you inhale on the e-cigarette. E-cigarettes offer the same feel as a cigarette without the tobacco or second-hand smoke and residual odour.
Learn how to vape
Similar to e-cigarettes, vaporisers are electrical and rechargeable, although some e-cigarettes can be disposable. Neither of them produces second-hand smoke, either. Vaporisers, or vapes, offer many different flavours of e-juice, whereas e-cigarettes pretty much come in the nicotine-flavoured variety.
Vaping can come in multiple options: vape pens, pod mods, or a combination of both. This can seem quite complicated at first, but once you jump in you will pick it up quickly. You can request a beginner’s kit while you are getting started and work your way up as you are comfortable.
There is an entire level of vaping, though, and you can view Lawless.co.nz for instance, or other vape sites to learn all of the fun intricacies of this new smoking method.
Nicotine replacement therapy
Nicotine replacement therapies are treatments that are intended to help you stop smoking. These work by giving you low doses of nicotine without the incorporation of tobacco, with the goal of lowering the nicotine level progressively until it is no longer needed. Often, it is used in tandem with your healthcare provider and some of the possible therapies are only available with a prescription. This type of therapy can include nicotine gum or patches, sprays, and lozenges.
New medications have come out on the market that are approved for helping you control your nicotine cravings and the symptoms of withdrawals. Ask your doctor about the use of prescription medications like bupropion and chantix to help you quit your smoking addiction. Remember that, like any medication, there can be side effects, so be sure to follow all of your doctor’s instructions and make any follow up appointments that they recommend.
Quit smoking today
With all of the interventions and modern methods available, quitting smoking can be an easy, fun process if done correctly. Grab an e-cigarette or a vape pen, do some online research and join a vape club so that you can have support on your path to ending your cigarette addiction for good.
This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a psychological or psychiatric condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read online. Read the full disclaimer here.
Wendy Whitehead worked as a teaching assistant at two special needs schools in London before embarking on a different career as a marketing consultant. Her passion for special education still remains with her, however. She is passionate about mental health and well-being and she write articles in these areas. Wendy did her undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Leicester. She later on did a short course in counselling from the University of Hertfordshire.