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  • Writer's pictureCarol Williard van Ginkel

Personalized Strategies for Quitting Vaping: What Works for You

Updated: May 26

Quitting vaping is a personal journey that differs for everyone. What works well for one person may not be as effective for another. That's why developing a personalized plan is crucial in successfully navigating away from nicotine dependence. This blog will delve into various personalized strategies to help you quit vaping, tailored to fit your unique needs and lifestyle. We will explore a range of techniques and tools available through our Quit Vaping Program at Choose a Smokefree Life, aiming to give you the best chance at a nicotine-free lifestyle.

Assessing Your Vaping Habits

The first step in creating an effective quitting plan is to thoroughly assess your vaping habits. Understand when, where, and why you vape. Do you find yourself vaping more during stress, boredom, or social situations? Pinpointing the circumstances and emotions that trigger your vaping can help you devise specific strategies to combat these moments. Choose a Vapefree Life starts out by exploring the nature of your dependency on nicotine and how that shows up in your life. Additionally, consider the strength of the nicotine you use and how often you vape each day. This information will be crucial in gaining awareness about your dependency on nicotine and how the need for it manifests.

Choosing the Right Cessation Method

There are multiple methods available to help you stop vaping, including nicotine replacement therapy, prescription medications, and behavioral therapies. However, it is important that you know Choose a Vapefree Life does not offer any of these methods as they have not proven as the effective over time. Most of our clients have already tried and failed by using these methods. While it may appear these methods or products have benefits but in fact any "benefit" that allows the vaper to postpone or replace the need for nicotine is in fact, maintaining the addictive behavior by delaying gratification. NRTs such as nicotine gums, patches, or lozenges are mere replacements of nicotine in another form, and therefore, they do not help you recover, because they you will still be getting nicotine. How does one recover from nicotine dependency if one is still using nicotine in another form? While these products are designed to help manage withdrawal symptoms they are merely delaying the inevitable withdrawal. They do nothing to help you deal with your need for nicotine. They leave you in the dark about the problem you are facing and how to release it effectively. Products that promise to reduce cravings are merely helping you block out cravings. But unfortunately over time, the cravings will come back., leaving you with no skills for dealing with your urges or the discomfort of withdrawal. These "solutions" are not empowering you to let go of nicotine permanently with a positive attitude.

Achieving Your Goals in a Realistic Timeframe

We are all busy with constraints of time and need something to help us get free as soon as possible while still being effective. Choose a Vapefree Life offers such an effective long term successful method. We prove a five day training where you will learn about your problem on a personal level and you will be given all the tools you need as you move from being a vaper to an ex-vaper without the need for replacements, drugs, substitutions, or aids. You will not gain weight and you will not be miserable. In fact, this training has proven to be among the most positive experiences of each clients lifetime. After the five day training you will have been through the initial withdrawal whereupon you will receive ongoing support for up to ninety days after you stop by phone, emails, and a private online support group if desired. Why so much support after you stop? Because your dependency on nicotine lies mostly in your head. It is the way you think about nicotine that is the greatest obstacle to your success. That is why Choose a Smokefree Life supports you in using the skills and tools you will be given in the five-day training to help you stay motivated and positive. With an 80% success rate, measured at the end of the first year, you owe it to yourself to give it your best shot. You too deserve a life of freedom.

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