By Lisa Marie Farver
Are you tired of making New Year’s resolutions because they seem impossible come March? If you’re like 7 out of 10 smokers in America, quitting smoking is probably at the top of your list of resolutions year after year. Fewer than 10% of people who make a New Year’s Resolution actually keep it, and with all the ineffective and sometimes dangerous ways to quit smoking--the patch, the gum, etc.--it’s no wonder it’s tough to snuff out a cigarette habit.
I smoked for 16 years, but I never made a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking because I thought it was pointless to try to quit smoking. When I was 19 years old I caught the collar of my faux fur coat on fire on New Year’s Eve because I held a cigarette too close to it. Even that wasn’t sufficient motivation to quit smoking. I just resolved to invest in a more flame-resistant coat.
I tried e-cigarettes before, but I was turned off by how little they felt and tasted like a cigarette. I quit smoking a short while after trying Vapor4Life’s WOW Vapor Disposable Vape. I went from relighting cigarette butts I found on the ground to vaping the whole hour-long drive home. And I quit smoking shortly after that.
I hadn’t intended to quit. I remember saying, “wow” after I took the first drag. Our founder, Steve Milin, said, “that’s why I named it WOW vapor. Eight out of 10 people who tried it said, Wow!” If you’re new to vaping, you can get a WOW vapor disposable e-cig shipped to your door for less than $3 with the promo code 299VAPE. That sure beats paying $15 a pack in Chicago.
Then, I tried the Vapor Zeus, the next step in Vapor4Life’s two-step process. Next thing you know I was getting my sense of taste back, filling Smileomizers with grape, winterbreeze, and rainbow candy flavors. The number of dollars I’ve saved since I switched to vaping? Hundreds. The number of things I’ve caught on fire? Zero.
Here are a few pointers to help you keep your resolution to quit smoking in 2016.
Find a Satisfying Smoking Alternative
Our founder, Steve Milin, tried nicotine patches, nicotine gum and even hypnosis to kick his 40-year smoking habit. He was burning through five packs a day, and hard plastic e-cigarettes just weren’t cutting it. So, he dedicated countless hours and millions of dollars to making a disposable e-cigarette that tastes and feels like you’re actually smoking a cigarette. Whether you prefer tobacco or menthol, we have a disposable e-cig for you.
Take Small Steps
Your goal may seem intimidating. Instead, start with small, easy-to-achieve goals. For instance, instead of having a cigarette every lunch break, puff on a disposable e-cigarette. Or, replace your morning cigarette with a coffee flavored e-cigarette.
Join a Supportive Community
There are several forums out there that make the world of vaping seem very welcoming to newcomers. The Electronic Cigarette Forum, or ECF, has been around since 2007, and is a great place to go if you have questions or concerns, or if you just want to vent about how hard it can be to quit smoking. Vapor4Life also has its own forum made up of customers who have made the switch from smoking to vaping with the help of our products. When you drop in, say hello to Lady Vapentine :)
Track Your Progress
Every step you take towards a tobacco-free lifestyle is something to be proud of. Mark your calendar and reward yourself every time you opt for an e-cigarette instead of a tobacco cigarette or a cigar. There are also several vaping apps that help you track how much money you’ve saved, and how many analog cigarettes you’ve avoided by switching to e-cigarettes.
Don’t Let a Setback Set You Back
If you have a day in which you smoke a cigarette, that doesn’t mean all is lost. Our founder tried hundreds of styles and products before he perfected his own devices. If disposable e-cigs aren’t satisfying enough for you, try a Vapor Zeus Vape Pack, and choose from more than 150 flavors that come in seven nicotine strengths to appeal to light to heavy smokers.This year is the year. If you have more questions about e-cigarettes and vaping as a smoking alternative, contact our customer service department at 1 (844) VAPE-4-LIFE (844-827-3454) and visit our blog to get answers from people who use and love our products.