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Stoptober 2019 is coming to an end, and we hope that everyone that participated this year got on well and is one step closer to quitting smoking!
With lots of research now coming out about vaping, with both Public Health England and the NHS supporting vaping as an effective quit-smoking method, there has never been a better time to quit.
As a vape shop, we see first hand how customers can visit us wanting to quit smoking, and there's nothing better than getting a visit from them 6 months down the road to see how well they're getting on! But don't just take it from us - a variety of our customers were kind enough to get in touch with us and share their own experiences about how vaping has helped them to kick the habit for good.
Take a look at their stories below!
"Vaping has saved my life. I'm a 47-year-old bloke and have smoked for 33 years. I was always dubious about vaping and never gave it a thought until August 2017. I ran out of cigarettes and my wife had already started vaping, so I used some of hers to take the edge off. After that, I decided I would give it a try, and I haven't smoked a single cigarette since and have no intention to thanks to vaping." - Christopher
"I smoked for 27 years and tried the usual methods of quitting smoking - patches just didn't work for me, so I tried an MTL vape kit. It took me about 6 months of vaping and smoking to finally quit cigarettes, but I have not had a cigarette for 3 years thanks to vaping! My wife has quit smoking too with the help of vapes. If you smoke I would give vaping a go, if I can do it so can you." - Chris, Cambridge.
"I stopped smoking after being a 20-a-day smoker. I tried everything to stop, from nicotine patches, cold turkey and tablets. However, the only way that really stopped me was vaping. Since vaping, I haven't had a cigarette in 6 months and feel a million times better. I would like to thank the staff at the 888 Vapour Lincoln store for helping me start my journey." - Robert, Lincoln.
"I used to smoke a pipe but the smell on my clothing got too much. Now I can still get my nicotine dose but through a vape and try a wider range of flavours." - Stephen
"Thanks to vaping I managed to quit the cigarettes which I found a struggle to do over 25 years. I made the switch to vaping CBD e-liquid too due to health complications, and I'm so glad I did as it has helped me so much. The flavours are so tasty too, vaping feels like you're smoking but it's better for you and its kinder to your pockets." - Mark, Boston.
"Vaping has been great for me - I just needed something else in my hand other than a cigarette. It has also saved me lots of money which is also a bonus." - Steve, Southport.
"I quit smoking by picking myself up a cube kit, switching out the tank to the Uwell Crown IV for that much talked about flavour boost, mixed in some Drifter Mango and Passionfruit and I have never looked back!" - Jez, Lincoln.
"It certainly wasn't a New Years resolution, that was to give up alcohol! On February 20th 2019 I paid a visit to 888 Vapour in Wisbech. Dave was so helpful and I purchased an Aspire Pockex. Not only did my cough seem to disappear overnight, but I also didn't seem to miss cigarettes at all! After smoking for 46 years, and many failed attempts to give up, using patches, pills and even being hypnotized, I have finally done it! Thank you 888!" - Sue, Wisbech.
"After smoking for too many years to remember and numerous attempts to give up, I finally decided to try vaping. To my amazement, I've not touched a cigarette since. Highly recommend this to anyone trying to quit smoking." - Peter, Grantham.
"I used to be a smoker. I smoked around 20 a day for nearly 30 years. I tried on and off to stop without success using patches, gum or willpower. A friend suggested I try vaping, and I bought a small starter one in case I gave up. Initially, I had a cigarette in the morning, one after dinner and then one before bed. I was vaping in between those times, and it was a bit of a struggle at first. Over the next few weeks, it became easier and I gradually cut the cigarettes down to one in the morning...then to none at all! That was 3 years ago and I haven't touched one since! I can honestly say that vaping has changed my life." - Stephen, Bellshill.
"Vaping helped me to stop smoking thanks to the range of tasty flavours that you can vape. Also with a new addition to my family, I wanted something that wouldn't harm my child or make the house smell. Now I can vape while watching TV and not have to worry about going outside and getting cold and wet." - David, Lincoln.
"I have smoked for 25 years. I used to need 2 inhalers at least twice a day and my breathing was still always bad. In January 2019 I tried vaping for the first time and I have never looked back. Within a month my breathing was getting a lot better and 2 months later I wasn't using my inhalers any more. Vaping has absolutely changed my life. Now I build my own coils and have some really great mods and tanks. I love it, and I would never go back to smoking." - Rachel, Oakham.
"After trying countless times to quit smoking unsuccessfully, I had tried various vapes but only managed a month or two before I was back smoking. I then got the Alpha Trinity with nicotine salts and started using different flavours rather than tobacco ones, and that has worked for me!" - Sharon, Newark.
"Vaping has helped me quit smoking a considerable amount more than just willpower alone. I love the range of flavours and tanks, RTAs and RDAs." - Calum
"I thought I would share my story with you. I'm a 42 year old father of three young children. I smoked from the age of 16 and as my friends put it, I was a 'proper smoker'. Everything started and finished with a cigarette. I was introduced to vaping about 3-4 years ago and it quickly became a hobby. I progressed from an MTL pen-style vape to DL tanks, to learning how to build and use RDAs (still my preffered option). The only issue was that my vaping hobby had taken over a kitchen cupboard...and I was still smoking. I find that a lot of people, myself included, think it's as easy as buying vape gear and the cigarettes will be gone. It still takes willpower but, my goodness, did vaping make it so much easier. My epiphany happened when I realised that I didn't enjoy cigarettes anymore, but I loved vaping and everything associated with it. At 1pm on a Tuesday afternoon 18 months ago, I threw my remaining cigarettes and lighter in the bin and I haven't touched one since. Thank you vaping!" - Glenn, Metheringham.
So as you can see, no matter how long you've been smoking for or how many you smoke, there is still time to make that change for good! Here at 888 Vapour, we are always more than happy to recommend customers the right devices and e-liquids to help them quit smoking. We were all in that situation once, and we know firsthand how good it feels to look back and see how far you have come.
Our help and advice isn't just available during Stoptober, we're here all year round! We do however have a really useful Stoptober blog packed with hints and tips to help anyone just starting out, and you can read it here.
We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to every customer that submitted their stories to be used in this article - nothing makes us happier than seeing people successfully quit smoking through vaping. We hope you enjoyed Stoptober as much as we did, and we're always here if you need a helping hand. 😊