Quitting Vaping Cold Turkey Doesn’t Work - What To Do Instead

Quitting Vaping Cold Turkey Doesn’t Work - What To Do Instead


Trying to quit “cold turkey” – meaning to stop abruptly without any support or replacement medications – is unlikely to be successful. According to Dr. J. Taylor Hays of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, research over the past 25 years has shown that out of 100 people trying to quit smoking cold turkey, only about three to five of them will succeed for longer than six months. In other words, while some people can quit this way, at least 95% of people can’t.

If you’ve tried to quit in the past but couldn’t you’re not alone. Quitting cold turkey has such a low success rate due to the nature of nicotine addiction. Nicotine is so addictive since it activates the neuropathways of reward, causing dependence and cravings. It also causes a temporary increase in heart rate and blood pressure. Nicotine delivered by cigarettes is so addictive that people often underestimate how difficult it is to resist cravings using willpower alone. 

Whats worse is vapes can give you a way bigger dose of nicotine than cigarettes. On average there is about 1 mg of nicotine per tobacco cigarette. A teaspoon of 12 mg e-liquid is equal to about 60 cigarettes. And considering the fact that smokeless cigarettes are way more efficient in comparison, it's likely that 12 mg e-liquid will “equal” more than 60 traditional cigarettes.

So then how can I quit?

Following a planned out cessation program that gradually reduces your nicotine intake over scheduled time.

The NIXT StepDown Program is a meticulously designed cessation journey that guides individuals through a manageable process of gradually reducing their nicotine intake. Utilizing a series of four distinct, easy-to-use devices, each calibrated to deliver progressively lower nicotine levels, the program transitions users from higher concentrations down to zero nicotine over a structured timeline. This gradual decrease in nicotine to your system can help soothe your physical cravings and allows you to focus on the mental aspects of your quit. Through this personalized and phased approach, NIXT offers a compassionate and effective path to quitting, making the journey toward better health feel less daunting and more achievable. 


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