What to Expect When You Quit Smoking and Start Vaping
21 Jul 2018
If you’re thinking about making the switch from smoking traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes and wondering what to expect, then keep reading, and we’ll discuss what to expect when you quit smoking!
Good on you if you have finally made the decision to quit smoking and are willing to give vaping a go. Vaping is proving to be an effective and easier way for many people to make a move away from traditional cigarettes, even for long-term smokers. If you haven’t vaped or are new to the world of vaping, don’t panic. It’s not as confusing or intimidating as it may seem. While you’re smoking, your body is being filled with several different chemicals, many of the dangerous. So, when you quit smoking and start vaping, you’re going to experience several different changes.
Below is a list of some of the symptoms which you can expect as you make the transition from smoking traditional cigarettes to vaping or e-cigarettes.
- Smoker’s Cough – It’s surprising, but when you first quit smoking your smoker’s cough is going to get worse, not better. As you start vaping and stop smoking you’ll be coughing quite a bit more until you kick cigarettes altogether. When you cough, it’s helping to clear the junk which has built up from smoking cigarettes. For people who make the switch, vaping can seem a little drier than smoking and often tickles the throat for the first few weeks.
- Shakes and Headaches – Whenever you quit smoking after a long time, you’re going to get headaches and shakes. Often, heavy smokers experience flu-like symptoms whenever they try to quit smoking. If you were a heavy smoker, then you’re going to want to start with an e-liquid which is high in nicotine, such as an 18mg or 24mg. You can then transition down the longer that you stay off the cigarettes. If you feel like the nicotine cravings are too strong after you drop down a level, then simply go back up and try again later.
- Dizziness – When you smoke cigarettes it decreases the blood circulation around your body and into your brain. As you quit smoking and start vaping, blood flow increases which means more oxygen and your circulation will improve. As your body gets used to having more oxygen, you may feel dizzy or light-headed. Another cause of dizziness when you first start vaping is too much nicotine. If you feel dizzy or sick after vaping or using your e-cigarette, then it may be better to try a lower level of nicotine in your e-liquid.
Quitting smoking is tough, no one denies that. Quitting smoking and using an e-cigarette or vaporizer can make the entire process much smoother. It doesn’t have to be hard and with the help of vaporizers, and other nicotine replacement products you can make your next attempt to quit smoking into a success story! If you have any questions about vaping or using e-cigarettes, then don’t hesitate to comment below.