Understand Why You’re Quitting
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There are several strong reasons to discontinue vaping. Do you want to feel better about yourself? Spend less money? Knowing why you want to stop vaping will help you keep motivated and focused on your goal.
Think about the things that are essential to you in your life. Is vaping interfering with what’s important? If you’re unsure, consider asking yourself the following questions:
- Is vaping bad for my health?
- Is nicotine taking over my life?
- How does vaping affect my thoughts and feelings?
- What impact does vape have on my relationships with my friends, parents, boyfriend/girlfriend, and other key people in my life?
- How does vaping or contemplating vaping effect my academics or test scores?
- Is there anything I used to like that I no longer do due to vaping?
- Is it costing me a lot of money to maintain vaping?
- What am I most looking forward to after quitting?
- Your responses to these questions can help you realize how vaping affects your life in ways you hadn’t considered previously.
Make a list of all the reasons you want to stop vaping and keep it somewhere you will see it frequently. It may be useful to maintain the list on your phone. When you feel the need to vape, refer to the list to remind yourself of why you want to quit. Reminding yourself why you want to stop on a regular basis will help you stay motivated.
Completely abstain from tobacco
Some vapers also smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products. If you smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products in addition to vapes, now is an excellent time to stop.
We understand that stopping smoking or using other tobacco products at the same time as quitting vaping might seem difficult, but quitting tobacco is the greatest thing you can do for your health.
Commit to Quitting
The first step in quitting vaping is to choose a stop date. Here are some pointers to consider while deciding whether to retire:
Allow yourself enough time to prepare. Preparation can help you feel more confident and provide you with the tools you’ll need to remain quiet.
Don’t put it off any longer. Choosing a date that is too far away allows you to alter your mind or grow less enthusiastic about quitting. Choose a date that is only a week or two away.
Prepare yourself for success. Avoid choosing a difficult quit date, such as the day before a significant test.
Have you set a date to retire?
Know What Obstacles to Expect
The first few weeks after stopping vaping are frequently the most difficult. Take each day as it comes. You may encounter some difficulties along the way, but knowing what to anticipate and being prepared might be beneficial.
Discover your triggers.
Certain individuals, feelings, or circumstances may make you desire to vape. It’s critical to understand your triggers. When you’re first quitting, it may be advisable to avoid circumstances that could tempt you to vape.
Be prepared for cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Consider how you will combat cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms. Knowing what to expect and having tools for dealing with vaping thoughts or uncomfortable sensations can help you achieve and stick to your stop plan.
Stay away from locations and circumstances where others are vaping. If you can’t avoid being around people who vape, have a strategy for how you’ll handle these circumstances. Perhaps it means taking a brief vacation from your vaping buddies and preparing what you’ll say if someone offers you a vape.
Consider Your Vaping-Free Self
It may be difficult to fathom your life without e-cigarettes, especially if you vape frequently throughout the day. When you first stop, you may feel as if a piece of yourself is missing. It may take some time to adjust to your new vape-free self, but with time, this will become your new normal. Here are some techniques that may be useful:
Make the mental adjustment.
Consider yourself as someone who does not vape. This will help you break free from vaping and give you the courage to quit and keep quitting.
Concentrate on the good.
Make a list of all the wonderful aspects of yourself that do not involve vaping and post it someplace you will see it frequently, such as your bedroom wall or phone. It will serve as a reminder that vaping does not define who you are.
Consider yourself in the future. Consider who you want to be in the future. Compare it to who you are today. Consider this: How are they different? How does vaping interfere with your goals for the future? The answer to this question may help encourage you to
Create Your Team
Surrounding oneself with encouraging individuals might make quitting vaping simpler. Friends, relatives, coworkers, and others may listen, lift your spirits, and divert you from using your vape.
You are not required to accomplish it alone. Tell your friends and family that you’re quitting vaping and will need their support if you feel comfortable doing so. Here are various approaches to requesting assistance.
Make your point.
Whether you need strong love or something milder, inform your friends and family what kind of assistance you need and how frequently you need it. For example, if you are nervous or anxious after school, ask a buddy to divert you.
Help is a two-way street.
Check-in with your pals and find out what you can do to assist them. Alternatively, do something to make someone’s day brighter.
Consult a physician.
Discuss how to stop vaping with your doctor or another healthcare provider. Inquire about how they might be able to assist you. They can provide assistance and resources.
Having to deal with folks who don’t get it.
Some crucial individuals in your life may be perplexed by your choice to resign. When someone in your life is not as supportive as you would want, it can be irritating or disheartening. Try one of the following strategies:
Keep your distance.
When you first resign, you may need to distance yourself from unsupportive people. Inform them that you must make stopping vaping your top priority right now.
Recommit quitting once more.
Remind yourself why you’re quitting and why vaping is essential to you.
Request that they respect your choice. It’s understandable that not everyone would know how to be helpful. Request that they not vape near you or offer to let you use their vape.
Invest in positive individuals.