Vaping without Nicotine

Vaping without Nicotine

fruits and vaping
desserts without nicotine

Fruits and desserts are delicious without Nicotine

Last week, after a Table Meet at the Hunters Hill Hotel, I met three women vapers who were able to quit and transition without the need of nicotine. All three were enjoying a blend of fruits and cream, although they first started out as most tend to do, with tobacco flavours. I asked them what struggles they encountered and the general consensus was that it wasn't that difficult.

I'll spare you the usual rhetoric on the failure of traditional replacement therapies such as patches and gums and no, they did not help in their case. Surprise, surprise.

A Dependency on Comfort

For many this may seem a pipe dream, but the reality is that there are those who actually have a dependency that has very little to do with nicotine, or even the supporting additives we find in cigarettes. There are many who simply have a fixation with what is known as 'hand to mouth'. There's a desire and or comfort in holding something, as well as the satisfaction we derive from inhalation.

This is certainly one of the primary reasons behind the struggles of smoking cessation and again, it has little or nothing to do with nicotine. What I find equally fascinating, is that so many are completely oblivious to it, yet moreover, this makes vaping an even greater bedfellow.  From my perspective, it places its role as a smoking cessation method, justifiably above all other methods.

“I’m certain that at least a third of all smokers and possibly even more, whilst they’ve convinced themselves that they have a dependency or addition to nicotine, reject the premise that vaping can provide equal satisfaction.”

The best way to quit, is to slowly reduce smoking

One of the women helped her friends by a method I've long supported, which ironically is to keep on smoking and vape as often as possible in between. Obviously, one needs to work on reducing their cigarette consumption, but the time will invariably come when you suddenly realise that you're quite content with puffing some wild berries and cream, as opposed to the often harshness of cigarette tobacco.

I make it sound easy, but it's not always the case, as our brains are all wired differently. However, I honestly believe that this is key, and in most cases this method of transition is not only preferable, but it can make for a relatively smooth one.

From The Table,
Charles

It's all about the juice..

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