Vaping is touted as a safer option than traditional cigarettes, but recent incidents like the Illinois vaping death show that vaping can be dangerous both in short-term and long-term.
As more information about the long-term effects of vaping is discovered, many people who vape are ready to kick the habit. The start of a new year is an excellent time to pick up healthy habits, which is why the new year is your time to quit vaping.
Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms When Quitting VapingJust like quitting cigarettes, quitting vaping involves nicotine withdrawals and other symptoms that can be frustrating. Though vaping is thought to be a safe alternative to cigarettes, one Juul pod can contain as much nicotine as 20 traditional cigarettes, so you may be ingesting more nicotine than you think.1
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms include:
- Intense cravings
- Irritability and anxiety
- Sore throat
- Weight gain
- Nausea and abdominal problems
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms generally reach their worst within two or three days after your last vape use and taper from there. Withdrawal symptoms are often the biggest reason people continue vaping, but you can safely stop vaping and avoid discomfort with these vaping quitting tips from our addiction treatment center in Gilman.
Tips to Quit VapingQuitting vaping is much like quitting smoking; it requires dedication and a little ingenuity. Here are our top tips on how to quit vaping:
- Build your quit plan, a preplanned path to put an end to your vape use that you’ll stick to
- Get rid of your vaping pen, cartridges, and other motivating factors in continued vaping use
- Invest in nicotine patches to deal with cravings
- Join a support group for others who are quitting vaping
- Distract yourself with new activities or even groups of friends who don’t vape
Staying busy, positive, and in tune with yourself will make it much easier to quit vaping in the new year. There are many dangers associated with vaping, nicotine, and even THC cartridges in vaping pens. The sooner you quit vaping, the better your overall health and wellbeing. Make this new year your healthiest year yet by quitting vaping once and for all.
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, alcoholism, or other substance abuse issues, our team at Banyan Heartland can help. We offer detox, addiction treatment, therapy, and more.
Call 888-280-4763 to learn more about our programs and supportive services.
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