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What to Expect When You Quit Vaping

By Staff | January 28, 2020 | Healthwise

When you're planning to quit vaping or using e-cigarettes, it can help to know what to expect. Here are some steps you can take to prepare for situations you may face.

  • Prepare for cravings. You may crave nicotine. You want it, and you want it now! Let your doctor know how you're feeling. Your doctor can suggest things that may help with the cravings. Or you can distract yourself by doing something else, like dancing or listening to music.
  • Take care of your body. You may worry about gaining weight. You can make this less likely by being active. You also can eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and eat fewer high-fat foods. So next time you have a nicotine craving, prepare a healthy snack or go for a walk instead of vaping.
  • Know what to say when someone asks you to vape.
    • Look the person in the eye and say "No, thanks." Sometimes that's all you need to do. Say it as many times as you need to. Also ask the person not to ask you again: "I'm cool with my decision, so you don't have to keep asking."
    • Say why you don't want to vape. Here are some examples: "I'm trying to quit," or "I have asthma, and vaping makes it worse."
    • Ask for respect. Make it clear that you don't want to vape and that continuing to ask you shows disrespect. "I don't give you a hard time, so why are you giving me a hard time?"
  • Find support. It's harder to do it alone. Support can help your chances of quitting. Find a friend who will quit with you. Ask your friends for support, and ask friends who vape not to do it in front of you.

©2019 Healthwise, Incorporated. This information does not replace the advice of a doctor.


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