How This Guy Quit Vaping


81
81 points

I started vaping in 2017, after my social smoking habit turned into about a pack of cigarettes a week. I liked that it was odorless, seemed healthier than cigarettes, and was more economical. Soon, I was consuming 4 vape pods a week—that’s equal to the nicotine in four packs of cigarettes.

I’d always felt shame about vaping, but when the pandemic hit, it felt like a total disregard for my own life. So in April, ten days before I turned 30, I placed my vapes on a rock and smashed them to pieces with an axe.

Your body needs you to replace the nicotine habit with something else to fill that void, so you need to set yourself up for that. I created a rule that I would take a sip of water whenever I felt a craving. Driving had always been a big trigger, so I placed cinnamon flavored toothpicks by my steering wheel. I asked my friends to hold me accountable, and also used the Quit Vaping app to track my progress.

Click here for access to exclusive content and more health tips.

Men’s Health

The first week, I was fidgety, restless, and my hands kept feeling for a vape in my front pocket, so I tried to manage my cravings with new behaviors that made me feel good, healthy, or simply just occupied. I knew if I could do one week, I would be encouraged and poised to go two. I’ve been vape-free for more than 200 days, and I feel amazing.

Although the temptation may never go away, the key to my victory was breaking down this huge, seemingly impossible task into tiny, manageable ones. Fill your cup with the good changes that you’re seeing, and let that fuel you to keep going another week.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io


What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
0
love
lol lol
0
lol
omg omg
0
omg
win win
0
win

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format