If you're choosing to vape as a pathway to quitting, we recommend you seek expert advice from a specialist vape retailer about options of nicotine, what strength to begin with, how to gradually reduce the level until you can quit altogether or you might choose 0% nicotine and get specific nicotine withdrawal help.
Either way, action your quit date and stay as far away from stressful situations for your first day as possible. The amount of discomfort you'll face depends in part on two things. Whether you're choosing to vape as a pathway to quitting with nicotine, and how well you take care of yourself as your body works hard to expel toxins during the withdrawal process. So eat well, snack healthily, take walks, drink lots of water, rest and read. Avoid conflict.
Especially in the first few weeks, follow your well thought out action plan. Remember, if in doubt AVOID. Separate yourself from anyone who encourages you to smoke. Limit or avoid being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, because that’s when bad decisions can seem a whole lot better. Have it be ok to DISTRACT yourself. Instead of giving in to an urge to smoke, come up with ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES, such as going for a walk or calling a friend or family member to talk, so that you keep busy until the urge passes. If you’re choosing to vape as a pathway to quitting, keep it with you, use it as recommended by the experts, charge it, so you get to accept it as your new normal.
If cravings are a problem, either curb them by delaying, deep breathing, drinking water or doing something to distract yourself. If you’re taking the mindfulness route, relax into your quit. Visualise the cravings rolling over you in waves. Understand that these cravings are an indication of your body re-adjusting and healing itself.