Are you thinking of kicking your smoking habit? You aren’t alone. In fact, seven out of ten cigarette smokers say they want to quit. You already know that quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health. Now, research has proven that alternative nicotine delivery systems, like our flavoured vaping products, can help you quit smoking tobacco cigarettes for good.
Many former cigarette smokers hail vaping as the most effective tool that helped them on their quit journey. Vaping gives you the nicotine hit you are craving without the nasty toxins found in tobacco cigarettes.
A recent study published by the University of Queensland found that vaping may be more effective in helping smokers quit than nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), like patches and gum. The study looked at 16 different smoking and vaping trials with nearly 13,000 participants.
Led by Dr Gary Chan from UQ’s National Centre for Youth Substance Use, the study found that vaping is over 50 per cent more effective than NRT products because users still receive a small amount of nicotine to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Vaping also provides a similar behavioural and sensory experience as smoking tobacco products, so you can stay social when you quit smoking cigarettes.
The public health issues associated with tobacco cigarettes is a global health epidemic. As the leading cause of preventable death, tobacco cigarettes cause more deaths than any other consumer product. More than 7 million deaths each year result from tobacco use and a further 1.2 million deaths of non-smokers are attributed to second-hand smoke.
E-cigarettes have the potential to help end the epidemic by accelerating the decline in cigarette smoking. Vaping is now recognised as a legitimate quitting aid by Australia’s peak GP organisation. While it is currently not legal to purchase nicotine in e-liquid form in Australia without a prescription, if you want to quit with the help of e-cigarettes, you can obtain a nicotine script from your family doctor.
Kevin Murphy, an Adelaide based GP, credits e-cigarettes with helping him to quit smoking. ‘Speaking as a doctor who has appraised the available evidence and as an ex-smoker and ex-vaper, there is absolutely, unequivocally, no doubt in my mind that switching from smoking to vaping nicotine is a no-brainer.’
At Wild By Instinct, our mission is clear. We are working hard to reset the vaping narrative by providing products that truly help consumers move away from smoking and eventually nicotine altogether. When a user is ready, they switch to lower nicotine products and finally, to our ‘flavour’ only pod range. Take the next step on their journey towards a smoke-free future today.