It’s that time of year once again; fireworks shoot into the sky and auld-lang-syne can be heard echoing (not always melodiously) from wherever people gather. It’s a time when we all turn our minds to the changes we’d like to achieve to make the new year better than the last.
It’s no secret that New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep. Even with the best of intentions, life’s many challenges can soon undermine our efforts to curb old habits. Of all the resolutions a person can make however, one stands above the rest when it comes to difficulty – quitting smoking.
There are lot’s of different ways a person can choose to try and leave cigarettes behind, from Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs) like patches or gum, to vaping and even hypnotherapy! We have even produced a comprehensive guide: Finding the Right Alternative, which explores the options available to quitters to help those seeking an alternative make a decision that best suits their lifestyle and help them find success in whatever form it may take.
Here at EDGE, we haven’t quite mastered the art of hypnosis – what we can speak of in confidence is vaping. It has always been our mission to help people quit smoking; if you have chosen vaping as your alternative then we want to do everything we can to support your journey.
If in 2022 you intend to make vaping your new year’s resolution, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on to discover our top tips and navigate our support network to help your resolution stick!
New Year, New You
This New Year at EDGE we will be running a special campaign designed for resolution-seekers who want to give vaping a try. Our NY hub brings all of our support and information together in one easy place so you can quickly get to grips with your new alternative.
Check out the NY hub now, where you can learn about the EDGE device family and where each could compliment your lifestyle, and how best to pair your chosen vape with the correct e-liquid by understanding our ingredients and exploring our extensive range of flavours and varieties from award-winning 50-50s to High-VG short fill.
If some of the language you read in the paragraph above didn’t make sense, you shouldn’t worry – the NY hub also takes you to our handy jargon-buster to make sure you never have to second guess your decisions and can decipher the language of vaping.
Making the Switch
You may not yet know it, but the EDGE site has a permanent area dedicated to helping people who want to Make the Switch. This area gives you quick and easy access to a wide range of information and support designed to make your transition into vaping simple and successful.
Aside from simply introducing you to the basics of vaping and helping you to discover your perfect tools for the job, we have actually been running a special trial behind-the-scenes. This trial involves some very kind volunteers who have chosen to use our support network and partner with us to leave cigarettes behind for good!
As they progress on their journeys, they have been documenting their successes, challenges and experiences in using EDGE products as their chosen alternative. If you are still uncertain whether vaping is the right choice for your stop smoking resolution, check out the making the switch stories from these real people – you might just find some inspiration for your own New Year’s journey.
Vaping Best Practice
Of course, a more obvious requirement for making a vaping resolution stick, is understanding vaping itself. This is however, far easier said than done. The staggering number of devices, e-liquids and beyond available to new starters can be more than overwhelming and, in many cases, off-putting.
We understand that when you are making a decision as impactful as quitting smoking, the security of a simple and effective alternative can help give you the confidence to not only make the switch, but stick with it. That’s why, for those who have chosen vaping as that alternative, we have created the EDGE Best Practice Guide: How to Vape Properly.
While the sea of vaping products, brands, opinions and even unique language certainly makes vaping a challenge to get into, the reality is far simpler. Understanding the fundamentals of vaping, from devices and e-liquids to coils and even proper charging, gives you the knowledge to simplify the decision-making process and get you started on your vaping journey, the right way.
How to Vape Properly breaks things down in simple terms to provide a comprehensive introduction to vaping that is a must-read for anyone starting out for the first time. If you still have a lot of unanswered questions but know vaping is the New Years resolution for you, then we invite you to find the answers, and your confidence, with EDGE.
Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help
It is all too easy to let a resolution fall by the wayside without asking for the proper support. This is doubly true when attempting to quit smoking. It doesn’t matter where the help comes from, so long as it is impactful for you and your journey. Never be afraid to reach out if the going gets tough or even if you don’t know where to start.
If you are concerned about the impact of your resolution on your health, then consult your GP; you must always take the advice of your medical professional above all else. They understand your needs and are best placed to advise you about the stopping smoking support you need. At the very least, they will be able to put you in contact with the organisations that can help, and ensure you only ever make a decision that works for you and fosters positive change.
If you have friends who vape, it’s likely they have already gone through the tough process of making the switch. If you haven’t already, talk with them about their experiences, you might be surprised at how helpful advice from real people can be. Everybody finds their own ways of managing cravings and adjusting to a new lifestyle – there may be more than a few pearls of wisdom you too can take advantage of.
The most important thing to remember is that struggling or asking for help is not a negative or a sign of weakness. In fact, it takes bravery and strength to reach out in our darkest moments – be proud of the fact you have embraced the challenge and always ask for help if you need it, your loved ones will always support you, and the same goes for the EDGE team!
If you are unsure about choosing vaping as your resolution, or want to understand the products and services we can offer to support your own journey, get in touch with us – we believe in you and want to help however we can!
By phone: 0161 537 4740
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Our resident vaping expert with nearly a decade of industry experience. From working on the shop floor, bottling, picking and packing vaping products for customers, to designing and formulating e-liquids in the lab, there isn't much about vaping that Ollie doesn't know. His expertise, knowledge and insight into the industry make Ollie the go-to for reliable and trustworthy industry info.
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