This page is dedicated to helping people quit smoking by the application and usage of ecigarettes. Millions of Americans are addicted to nicotine in one form or another. What makes it so bad is that they double their health risks by consuming said nicotine in the form of tobacco cigarettes, which contains hundreds of harmful chemicals that are known to cause a wide range of health problems. Before vaping and electronic cigarettes came along, there were 5 main ways to quit smoking:
- 1. Stop smoking patches (eg: Nicoderm)
- 2. Smoking cessation pills (eg: Chantix and Wellbutrin)
- 3. Cold turkey
- 4. Gradually lowering the amount of cigarettes you smoke per day (the hardest method)
- 5. Hypnosis
10 years ago cigarettes came onto the scene and it took off like a storm. People flocked to this way of obtaining their daily fix of nicotine because all they were inhaling into their lungs (aside from the nicotine) was harmless water vapor. It took almost 10 years for the US Health Department to recognize vaping as a viable form of smoking cessation, and recognize V2 and their coupons as a reliable source to quit smoking.
The above 5 methods have their pros and have their cons. As indicated in our survey 1 out of 2 people are familiar with using ecigs as a viable smoking cessation method. We shall first look into the pros and then examine the cons:
Pros and Cons of smoking cessation methods
- 1. Smoking patches have been on the market for almost 20 years now. The premise is simple: Pick a day and when you wake up in the morning, put a patch on. Over the course of the next 24 hours, the patch releases nicotine into your bloodstream, thereby preventing you from craving a cigarette. Then over the next 3 weeks you are supposed to go down in “steps” to the lowest nicotine level which is 7mg. The issue that arise with this is that these patches can be abused and lead to a VERY expensive habit.
2. Smoking cessation pills such as Chantix prevent your brain from craving nicotine. It seems like a wonder pill….until you look at the horrible side effects such as:
feelings of suicide
The pharmaceutical companies don’t fully realize how their products affect the human brain and as such they can cause massive complications with users. They then grease the palms of the corrupt public officials in the FDA and that’s how they get approved for the market.
3. Cold Turkey. One of the hardest methods to quit. The pros are that you instantly start saving money and feeling better. The hardest is that you face the full brunt of nicotine withdrawals, and some people say that it is worse than heroin. One in 25 people who try this method are ultimately successful in quitting.
4. Gradually lowering the amount of cigs you smoke per day is 2nd in nature to quitting cold turkey. It takes a massive amount of discipline to go from 1 pack a day, to only 5 or 6 cigarettes per day. The benefits to this method is that it is not as harsh as quitting cold turkey, but at the end of the day, you’re still going to go through withdrawals.
5. Hypnosis is interesting. Some people swear by it, others say it does not work. Hypnosis for smoking cessation usually works on people who have a predisposition to it working on them. Usually they are people who allow suggestible thoughts into their head. Out of those who have quit using hypnosis therapy, one in 10 are successful over a 5 year period.