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Many people start vaping to help them quit smoking. They may have grand plans to give up the highly harmful cigarettes, get their nicotine fix from vape products, then eventually wean themselves off nicotine altogether.
However, it’s not always easy to go from the highest nicotine strength to the lowest, then to none at all. In fact, it can be a slow process – just as it takes a few tries for some people to quit smoking. If you are getting ready to start decreasing your nicotine intake while vaping, here are a few helpful tips for how you can go about it.
Commit to Your Goals
It may not surprise you to learn that out of all people who set new year’s resolutions, 80 percent will fail. Often, it’s because they lack the commitment to follow through with their aspiration or goal.
If you really want to reduce your nicotine intake, you have to put steps in place to do it. This can involve checking out various e-liquid flavours, comparing their nicotine strengths, and finding a flavour you like that allows you to scale back your nicotine strength over time.
For example, Mild Black Tbac comes in four nicotine strengths and three volumes. You can start at the highest freebase nicotine strength of 18mg, transition down to 12mg, then down to 6mg, and, finally, zero. You may like to choose a large bottle at the beginning, then purchase smaller bottles as you transition down.
Tell People About Your Goals
Telling people about your goals to reduce your nicotine intake can help you be accountable for your actions. In the same way that telling people you are trying to quit smoking also makes you accountable.
The more people who know about your goals, the wider your support network can be. You may struggle with the process, but there will always be people to reach out to when you do.
Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Giving up or cutting back anything can be challenging. You would have learned that when you gave up smoking cigarettes or even sugary foods when you begin a diet. Before you start in earnest, write down when you are the strongest and weakest.
For example, you may feel you need nicotine with your morning coffee or when you are feeling stressed about work during the day. If you can come up with an alternative to using nicotine, you may find it easier to slowly decrease how much you need until you’re ready to vape with 0mg e-liquids.
Choose the Right Device
It’s important to choose e-liquids in New Zealand that help you achieve your goals, but it’s just as essential to choose a device that’s comfortable and suitable for the type of e-liquid you’re using.
Many people who transition from smoking to vaping begin their nicotine intake reduction journey with a starter kit. Take the Innokin Zlide Tube Kit, for example. It’s a user-friendly kit designed to help people cut down or quit smoking. It’s simple to use, works well with freebase e-liquids, and has a decent 4mL e-liquid capacity.
Decide How You Want to Reduce Your Nicotine Intake
Different methods work for different people, which is why there is no one-size-fits-all approach to reducing your nicotine intake while vaping. Some people use the method we’ve mentioned above, which is a gradual reduction in the nicotine strength of your chosen vape juice.
Others decide to add more VG to their e-liquid, which naturally reduces the nicotine. However, we don’t advise that due to the importance of high-quality ingredients and a clean environment for e-liquid production.
Another desirable option is opting for sub-ohm vape products and using lower strength nicotine with them. Or, you can try using a harsh tobacco e-liquid flavour that has a higher PG ratio mix. The harsher hit may trick your brain into thinking you’re receiving more nicotine than you actually are.
Be Kind To Yourself
We could all do with being a little less hard on ourselves. Even if you have grand plans to decrease your nicotine intake, that doesn’t mean it will happen overnight. It also doesn’t mean that you won’t be tempted to buy high-strength e-liquids.
If you do slip up or find that it’s taking a long time to reach your goals, know that it’s okay. You don’t have to get it right the first time.
Rely on Experts to Help
When the time has come to start looking at your vaping habits, it may help to contact a reputable online e-liquids store. Not only do they have a variety of vape products and e-liquids, but an expert team at the helm, as well.
When you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can contact them with any questions or concerns you may have. You are not on your journey alone.