Quit Smoking, Start Vaping

A Complete Guide to Switching From Cigarettes to Vapes

Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things you can do.

It takes approximately 8 to 11 attempts to quit smoking according to Healthline. Vaping offers a new, healthier alternative to smoking that will ease the transition from smoking to not smoking. You can find e-liquids in a range of nicotine levels, so you can start from where you need to depend on how much of a heavy smoker you were, and slowly cut your way down to nicotine-free products. Making the switch is one of the best things you can do for yourself, in terms of your health and wellbeing. Also, in short - vaping is fun! You will enjoy your new habit significantly more than smoking. So, here is your complete guide to switching from cigarettes to vapes… 

Why Should I Switch to Vaping?

You might be wondering ‘why should I switch to vaping?’, and the answer is vast. There are so many reasons why the switch will be one of the best things you can do, here are just a few of the benefits: 

  • Vaping is better for your health than smoking. Public Health England has stated that vaping is at least 95% less harmful to your health than smoking, and “carries only a small fraction of a risk of smoking”. 
  • The smell is not as strong as smoking. The smell of cigarettes can often be off-putting and unpleasant. Vape has a much more pleasant smell if you use non-tobacco flavours, such as fruity or dessert e-liquids. However, if you use tobacco flavours, they are still not as strong or lingering as smoking and the smell does not stick to your clothing.
  • You can save money by switching to vaping. Research suggests that smokers who make the switch to vaping can save approximately £350 per year! Imagine what you could get with that money - that would pay for a city break in Europe, more days out with family and friends or a new piece of tech! 

Will I Save Money By Switching to Vaping?

You can also save even more money by purchasing from Juicemate. Check out our discount page, where you can secure 20% off your next purchase from us if you sign up for our mailing list. We are always posting new deals, so keep an eye on this page for future deals. Also, unlike many vape websites, we offer free shipping for orders over £20. If your order is below this price, then the cost is just £1.50. Enjoy the savings that vaping will offer you. 

Is it Difficult to Switch To Vaping?

The switch from cigarettes to vaping is different for everyone. It is definitely easier to transition from vaping to smoking rather than using other nicotine supplements (e.g. patches) or just going completely cold turkey. If you follow our top tips, choose the right vape and vape juice for you and enjoy yourself in the process - the transition should be a breeze. However, if you are struggling with the transition and revert to smoking, you should not give up! Give yourself another go, and persist forward. 

Where Can I Vape?

There is no strict law saying where you can and cannot vape like there is with cigarettes. It is down to each business, venue, pub or area to say whether you can vape there. Generally, you should assume you cannot vape in an area unless a sign or rule suggests otherwise. 

Large chain restaurants, cafes and pubs have mostly banned vaping inside the stores, such as KFC, Starbucks and McDonald's’. Some smaller, independent pubs may have more relaxed rules about vaping. However, it is always important to check whether you can vape inside before doing it. 

Additionally, many large venues such as sports stadiums and music venues have banned vaping. You should always check the rules for each event beforehand. For example, many large venues have banned vaping but will allow it for vaping expos. 

Most public transport companies have banned vaping. Vaping inside of trains, buses and planes has been banned. 

What E-Liquid Should I Purchase? 


There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different e-liquid flavours to choose from. Experimenting with different flavours is one of the most fun parts of vaping. You can try unusual flavours and even combine vape juices to treat your taste buds to something new. 

At Juicemate, we have over 200 flavours to choose from. We offer traditional tobacco flavours such as Golden Virginia, Marlboro, Lambert and Butler. We also have a huge range of fruit flavours to choose from like cherry, raspberry and watermelon. Or if you would like to try something unique you could test our dessert and sweet flavours like vanilla custard and blackjack. 


E-liquids are rated on their nicotine strength. It is important to find the right strength for you. If you get a liquid that is too low, then you might crave a cigarette and stronger nicotine hit. But, if you get a vape juice that is too high then you might get a headache and feel ill. 

If you are a heavy smoker (over 18 cigarettes per day), then we suggest that you use an 18mg e-liquid. If you are a moderate smoker (10-15 cigarettes per day) then 12mg will be the best starting point for you. If you are a light smoker (less than 10 cigarettes per day) then 6mg is the best strength for you. There are also nicotine-free e-liquids on the market, for when you are ready to cut out your nicotine intake completely. 

Top Tips on Switching From Cigarettes to Vapes

  • Buy a good e-cigarette: Purchasing your first e-cigarette can be an exciting experience. It is wise to buy an e-cig starter kit first, or maybe even a disposable vape kit to ease into things slowly.
  • Enjoy different e-liquids: One of the best things about vaping is trying out all of the delicious flavours that are available. Experiment with different flavours, such as fruity, dessert, sweet or tobacco flavours. You can even mix flavours together to find your own unique combination. 
  • Do your research: Vaping is a fascinating subject. Read about vapes, different brands, flavours and tricks you can do with vapes. Your attention will be taken and you will find the switch easier. 

Buy from a trusted brand: Juicemate is a fast-growing, widely loved and passionate company. We put customers at the heart of our family-run business. You can trust us to supply you with the best vaping equipment on the market. You will never have a bad experience with us.

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