An e-cigarette is a device that allows you to inhale nicotine in a vapour rather than smoke. E-cigarettes do not burn tobacco and do not produce tar or carbon monoxide, which are two of the most damaging elements in tobacco smoke. They work by heating a liquid (called an e-liquid), typically containing  a blend of nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, and flavourings. Using an e-cigarette is also known as vaping.

The health hazards associated with cigarette smoking are well known. More recently, e-cigarettes have become a very popular aid in the cesation of stop smoking cigarettes. As e-cigarettes, are less harmful than cigarettes, they can help you to quit smoking for good.

That doesn’t mean e-cigarettes are entirely safe. Nicotine is highly addictive, and it can harm brain development in adolescents and young adults. It’s also toxic to developing fetuses, and isn’t safe for those who are pregnant.

E-cigarette can greatly help you manage your nicotine cravings. You will not get the full benefit from vaping unless you stop smoking cigarettes completely. While nicotine is the addictive substance in cigarettes, most of the harm from smoking comes from the thousands of other chemicals in tobacco smoke, many of which are toxic. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) has been widely used for many years to help people stop smoking and is a safe treatment.

Vaping was originally designed to help people who are unable to use traditional cigarettes because of medical conditions. Vaping is one of the most popular ways of quitting smoking. It’s an alternative to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).

Many smokers who make the switch to vaping slowly move down nicotine strengths until they are comfortably vaping zero nicotine. Some then quit vaping all together or keep an e-cig with zero nicotine e-liquid nearby just in case. The beauty with e-cigs is that you don’t have to quit if you don’t want to. There is no pressure to quickly rush through nicotine strengths and quit.

You can go completely at your own pace. Some people find that they will always need to stay on a high nicotine strength to keep themselves from smoking and this is fine. Others will drop down quickly and continue to vape at a low strength. The best way to tackle vaping zero nicotine e-liquid is to take it slowly.

Since it’s so important to choose the right strength of nicotine in your e-liquid you can get expert advice on models and e-liquids from a specialist vape shop. There are different types of e-cigarette, including vape pens, vape bars, pod devices, mods, and cigalikes which can be either rechargeable or disposable.

A rechargeable e-cigarette with a refillable tank delivers nicotine more effectively and quickly than a disposable model and is likely to give you a better chance of quitting smoking.

  • If you’re a lighter smoker, you could try a cigalike, vape pen or pod system.
  • If you’re a heavier smoker, it’s advisable to try a vape pen, pod system or mod.
  • It’s also important to choose the right strength of e-liquid to satisfy your needs.

There is an e-cig for everyone. There might just be some trial and error at first to find what is perfectly suited to you as a smoker. A specialist vape shop can help find the right device and liquid for you. You can get advice from a specialist vape shop.

Many thousands of people in the US have already stopped smoking with the help of an e-cigarette. There’s growing evidence that they can be effective.