Over the last five years, the vaping industry has continued to increase its margin among users of all ages. What was marketed as a healthier alternative method to quit smoking traditional cigarettes, turned into just another vice that makes a person need help for permanent cessation.
Why do people get addicted to vaping?
There are a variety of reasons that make vaping addictive. Nicotine is a substance that is included in some vaping liquids which are the exact reason that traditional cigarettes were considered addicting in the first place. If someone is addicted to Nicotine, they will pick up where they left off in their addiction once they start vaping. Beyond Nicotine, people also get addicted because of the mental obsession to vape and the habit of vaping on work breaks or during stressful situations. The main factor of addiction is that many users are under the age of 25 which significantly decreases their chances to control impulsiveness towards instant gratification because their brain is not completely developed.
How can I stop vaping?
The good news is that you can stop vaping at any time. Yes, the road to quitting vaping may be initially difficult to endure, but you will be able to stop if you keep moving forward. Here are a few suggestions to keep the momentum going.
Compile your information
In order to stop, you must figure out a date to stop vaping which today is as good as any. Once you get your stop date, you must also determine what your causes your cravings and what incites temptations. Understanding what your cravings are means that you can recognize what is happening before you have to pick up your device to vape. Preparing for any challenges surrounding your desire to quit vaping can help you to resist the allurement that misleads you right back into vaping.
Find your support
Ending your addiction to vaping should also include having support during cessation. Whether you find an addiction support group or you have some personal cheerleaders who already root you on, having some positive encouragement can keep you on the right track. If you are around people who are still vaping, try to distance yourself until you get your bearings about you. Otherwise, you may find yourself with others who have a vape in close proximity which could tempt you to start again.
While vaping does not have as many chemicals as traditional cigarettes, vaping juice still contains chemicals that are unknown for consumption and are known to cause lung illness. Make this year be the one that you become clean, sober, and vape-free so you can be the healthiest version of yourself you can be.
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