The turning of the calendar year inspires many people to reflect on their life choices and resolve to make better ones. One of the biggest and toughest resolutions to keep is quitting smoking. Many have tried and failed over the years, only to keep coming back to the same resolution each year. The good news is an overwhelming amount of evidence is pointing towards vaping as a healthier alternative that has already helped smokers across the globe break the habit, so you may be able to finally keep that new year’s resolution this year!
From Tobacco to E-Cigs: Tips for Success
If you’re considering making the switch to e-cigs, you may have a lot of questions. The e-cig world is full of options and terms you may have never even heard of, but don’t let this overwhelm you or prevent you from making the switch. If you’re in need of some advice on how to get started, here are our top 5 tips to help make the transition a little easier so you can finally say goodbye to tobacco for good.
1. Choose the Right Product
The first step in making the switch to vaping is choosing an e-cig that you will want to carry around and use everyday. Fortunately, you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing an e-cig—so many that it may even be overwhelming. If you’re completely new to vaping, you’ll want to start with something simple such as a cig-a-like, which is designed to closely resemble a traditional cigarette and makes the transition from smoking to vaping as seamless as possible. Cig-a-likes are available in both rechargeable and disposable options. Disposable e-cigs, such as White Cloud’s Fling Disposable line, are great for new users and may be your best bet when making the initial switch. With disposables, you can try out different flavors and nicotine strengths until you find what’s best for you. Once you’ve discovered the flavors and nicotine strengths that suit you best and are ready to make the full commitment, you can move on to a more long-term option such as White Cloud’s Cirrus Rechargeable line.
2. Choose the Right Nicotine Strength
One of the many advantages of e-cigs over tobacco cigarettes is the ability to adjust the amount of nicotine you inhale. White Cloud offers six different nicotine strengths ranging from Double Extra Strength, our highest nicotine strength at 5.4%, all the way down to Nicotine-Free. Keep in mind, studies have shown that e-cigs deliver less nicotine per puff than a traditional cigarette, so if you’re a pack-a-day smoker, your best bet is to start with a higher nicotine strength, then gradually step down as you become more comfortable with vaping and begin to experience less cravings for nicotine. If you need help deciding what strength will suit you best, check out our guide to choosing the right nicotine strength based on your current smoking habits.
3. Don’t Be Afraid of Flavors
It is very common for those making the switch to e-cigs to choose a flavor that closely resembles the taste of traditional tobacco. While this works for some, it doesn’t work for everyone. For those who are looking to completely remove themselves from smoking as quickly as possible, tobacco-flavored e-liquid may be a reminder of the habit they’re trying to break. Although many tobacco-flavored e-cigs come close to the real thing, it’s still not the same and may serve as a disappointment that can lead to temptation. Break away from that temptation by trying a few different flavors. When you find a flavor you enjoy, you just may find yourself reaching for your e-cig way more often than you crave traditional cigarettes. Don’t stick to just one flavor either; try a few different flavors to find out which ones you can stick with and switch off between them to avoid what is known as “vaper’s tongue”. White Cloud’s single e-liquid cartridges and Fling Disposables are great low cost options for experimenting, and with over 20 flavors to choose from, you’re bound to find a flavor, or two, that you just can’t put down!
4. Keep Your Batteries Charged
If you’ve made the commitment to purchase rechargeable e-cigs, a depleted battery can be a disaster when you’re in need of a nicotine fix. You may even be tempted to run out and buy a pack of cigarettes while waiting for your battery to charge. Don’t leave an open door for temptation—be sure to place your battery on the charge as soon as it starts showing signs of depletion. Also make sure you have a second battery charged and ready to go, which leads us to the last tip: keep backups on hand.
5. Keep Backups on Hand
If you run out of cigarettes in the middle of the day, you can easily pop into any store and find your brand. E-cig cartridges aren’t as easy to come by, so be sure you have backup cartridges and charged batteries with you everywhere you go. White Cloud batteries and cartridges are small enough for you to carry extras without taking up too much space in your purse, pocket or backpack. White Cloud also offers extremely fast, flat rate shipping, and all orders are shipped the same day when placed by 6pm ET, Monday through Friday. On top of fast shipping, White Cloud also offers an order subscription service that allows customers to subscribe to their favorite White Cloud products and have them automatically shipped based on a frequency of their choosing. With this free service, there is no need to worry about remembering to place your order before getting down to your last cartridge or Fling disposable, thus leaving room to reach for that pack of cigarettes. With Order Subscriptions, your favorite White Cloud products will always be there when you need them.
So there you have it—White Cloud’s top 5 tips for successfully making the switch to vaping! Just remember, you’re not alone in this journey. The vaping community is steadily growing and is full of vapers who are more than happy to share their experiences; while here at White Cloud, we are ready to help and answer any questions you may have.