Switching made simple

Giving up smoking can be difficult, so many people will choose an alternative nicotine delivery method to help them kick their smoking habit. It has been found that using an e-cigarette as a stop smoking aid is 95% more effective than giving up ‘cold turkey’ but finding the right device and e-liquid could seem like a confusing task. This guide will equip you with all the information you need to help you successfully make the switch from smoking to vaping.

Why stop smoking?

  • Smoking is extremely harmful to your health and even light and social smoking causes damage to the body.
  • Smoking is one of the biggest causes of cancer and other preventable diseases, it’s estimated that around 7 out of 10 cases of lung cancer are smoking related.
  • As well as the long-term diseases associated with smoking, smokers are also more likely to develop other health problems like asthma, pneumonia and emphysema.
  • Second-hand smoke can cause health problems for those around you.
  • Smoking can cause a number of physical changes such as premature aging of the skin, yellowing of the teeth and nails, and will often leave a lingering unpleasant smell on your clothes and hair. You can read more about the effects of smoking in our blog post ‘The effects of smoking on the body’.
  • The cost of cigarettes is rising rapidly, and the average smokers spends approximately £1200 a year on cigarettes.
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Why make the switch to vaping?

  • Vaping is proven to be at least 95% less harmful than smoking.
  • E-liquids do not contain the harmful substances that are found in cigarettes such as tar and carbon monoxide.
  • Using an e-cigarette allows you to give up smoking without going ‘cold turkey’ and avoid unpleasant nicotine withdrawal.
  • The vapour produced by e-cigarettes dissipates quickly without leaving any smell or yellowing to you or your household.
  • Vaping is less expensive than smoking, with the average vaper spending only a third of what they would have spent on smoking per year.
  • You can control the strength of nicotine to best suit your needs, and over time can lower your nicotine strength and eventually remove nicotine altogether.
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Step-by-step guide to making the switch

  • Consider your smoking habits; how many cigarettes you smoke and what kind of cigarettes you prefer will play a part in what device and e-liquid you will need. Smokers who prefer to roll their own cigarettes often prefer a device with a tight airflow design, whereas pre-rolled smokers tend to prefer a less restricted airflow. Also, the number of cigarettes you smoke will help you to select the best nicotine strength to suit your needs.
  • Finding your device; it’s important to find a device which suits your needs and feels comfortable to use. Not only will you need to find the size and shape of the device comfortable, but the power, airflow design and controls must also feel comfortable and familiar to give you the best chance at success.
  • Find a flavour you love; there are countless different e-liquid flavours, from tobacco, to menthol, to fruity or dessert flavours. Finding a flavour that you love is important, so if you are able to test some flavours you should! If you choose a flavour that you don’t like much, you will be less inclined to use it, and this will affect your chances at a successful quit attempt.
  • There is never a silly question; making the switch can be daunting, and there are so many different devices and e-liquids that finding the perfect combination could seem like an impossible task. But our team is here to help you at every step, and there really are no silly questions! If you have a question about vaping, pop in to your local Evapo store and speak to a member of our team, or contact our customer service team at [email protected] or on 020 3962 0965.
  • If you’re thinking about making the switch from smoking to vaping, prefilled pod kits are one of the most user-friendly and simple types of e-cigarette, ideal for first time vapers.

Consider your smoking habits

Your smoking preferences will dictate what kind of device and e-liquid combination will best suit you.

If your preference is for pre-rolled cigarettes, a device with an open airflow design would be ideal, such as the Aspire PockeX, Innokin Sceptre or UWELL Caliburn. The draw on these devices will feel similar to that of a pre-rolled cigarette.

If your preference is to roll your own cigarettes, you will likely prefer a device with a more constricted airflow design, such as the Innokin T20-S, Elf Bar Mate 500 or Innokin Endura T18 II. The tighter draw of these devices will feel similar to that of a hand rolled cigarette.

How many cigarettes you would normally smoke will help you find what nicotine strength would best satisfy your nicotine cravings.

Light smokers who only smoke a couple of cigarettes a day, social smokers and non-daily smokers would be best suited to a 3 mg/ml e-liquid, as this is the lowest strength.

Those who smoke between 5 – 10 cigarettes a day would likely find a 6 mg/ml e-liquid best suits their needs.

Moderate smokers, between 10 – 20 cigarettes a day, are recommended a 10 or 12 mg/ml e-liquid.

Heavy smokers, those who smoker 20+ a day, would be best to start off using a high strength e-liquid, an 18 or 20 mg/ml.

It is also important to identify whether you would like your e-liquid to feel smooth or whether you enjoy a bit of a ‘throat hit’. If you prefer a smooth inhale, nic salt based e-liquids would be preferable as they feel smooth even at high nicotine strengths, whereas if you prefer a bit of a throat hit, free base nicotine e-liquids would best suit you.

Finding your device

Once you have identified what kind of airflow design would best suit your preferences, open and airy or tight and constricted, you need to find a device which will fit in to your daily life and suit your needs.

If you are looking for a small and discreet device, you may like to consider a pod system. You can either choose a refillable pod device, meaning you can choose your own e-liquid and refill the pod yourself, such as the Justfog QPOD, SMOK Nord 2, UPENDS Uppen or Aspire Vilter. Or you can select a pre-filled pod system, where you can choose from a selection of pods pre-filled with e-liquid in various strengths, and simply throw the pod away when it is empty, such as the JUUL, RELX Essential, VOOM or Vuse ePod 2.

If you would prefer a pen style device, with a sleek design that fits easily in a bag of pocket, the Aspire PockeX, Eleaf iJust, or Innokin T18 II would be good devices to consider.

Or a larger device which fits ergonomically into the hand such as the Innokin EZ.WATT, Aspire PockeX Box, or Innokin Endura T22 Pro.

Vaping Device - Choosing the best kit for you

If you need any more advice

If you still have questions about choosing the right combination of e-liquid and e-cigarette to give you the best chance at a successful quit, there are a number of ways that you can contact us. You can reach out to our Customer Service team by phone on 020 3962 0965, by email on [email protected] or via the live chat option on our website, we are more than happy to offer advice and answer any questions you may have.

You can also access countless online resources through our online guides and FAQs, our blog and YouTube channel. Take a look at our #vapingmatters video to find out a bit more about how we at Evapo are helping people make the switch from smoking to vaping.

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