Stoptober – Are you Taking Part?

Are you taking part in Stoptober this month? If you are, there is a good chance that you have turned to vaping in order to give up your traditional cigarettes. Although much of the research into vaping is still in its early days, it seems that, as a way to aid quitting cigarettes, vaping is one of the most successful options, and this has further been endorsed by the NHS who have recently suggested e-cigs as an alternative for those taking part in Stoptober.

I am a strong supporter of vaping as a valid and effective way to aid those who want to stop smoking as my own husband was able to quit despite a 30-a-day habit, using vaping first to cut down, and then to quit altogether. And now, vaping products retailer Aquavape, have produced an informative survey and turned the results into an intersting infographic all about people’s top flavours, the % who switched from cigarettes to vaping, and how many people believe it is healthier. (They have some great vape starter kits here at www.aquavape.co.uk/starter-kits/ )

It is no surprise to me that nearly a third of people switched to vapes to help them quit smoking, nor that a similar amount are using vapes as an alternative to smoking, it is certainly a more affordable option. It is also interesting that more people like the fruit flavoured options rather than a tobacco flavour, with mint and menthol also scoring more highly than tobacco options. (Which sort of makes you wonder why so many people smoke if they’re not that keen on the flavour?)

It is encouraging that most people questioned went for a low dosage when it comes to the strength of their e-cig, which may mean a health benefit in comparison to normal cigarettes, and could well be another positive aid when it comes to cutting down, or quitting altogether.

Whatever your thoughts on vaping, it is not going away anytime soon, and seems to be a positive step in the road to giving up the deadly weed for a lot of people.