Quitting anything can be a difficult affair but, luckily, for most common addictions, there are supplements and alternatives available to ease the weaning process.
There are theories that vaping can help people to quit smoking cannabis and we’re going to look to see if there’s any truth to the rumors.
What is vaping?
Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling vapor through a vaporizer, which is also known as an e-cigarette or a vape. All of the necessary equipment for vaporizers, more commonly known as vapes, is widely sold in the UK, both on the high street and in online shops such as Cloudz Vapour.
The effects of smoking cannabis:
- Using cannabis can aid relaxation, lift your spirits, and make you giggly.
- It can also heighten your senses and make you feel hungry which is commonly known as ‘munchies’.
- Some less enjoyable effects of cannabis include feeling anxious, paranoid, and panicky.
The effects of vaping:
- You may experience a nicotine rush when vaping.
- Vaping generally satiates a person’s cravings to smoke tobacco.
How vaping may be able to help you to quit smoking cannabis:
The use of vaping may help some individuals to quit smoking cannabis, although this hasn’t yet been proven. Because the effects of vaping and smoking cannabis are quite different, it may be a challenge to use one as a replacement for the other.
Perhaps the main way in which vaping can help you to quit smoking cannabis is that it replicates the sensation of smoking in the way in which you breathe and move your hands, along with the way in which it gives you a mild burning sensation at the back of your throat.
Also, if you use nicotine in your vape, you will likely begin to get a nicotine rush which feels a bit like a head rush and, in some ways, for a brief period, it replicates the high of smoking cannabis.
It is worth noting, however, that although vaping may help you to quit smoking cannabis, you may become addicted to nicotine which is a notoriously challenging habit to kick. The best way to avoid this is to (1) quit smoking cannabis through other means or (2) use vape liquid which doesn’t contain nicotine (although, without the nicotine, you’re less likely to feel a head rush).
If you wish to continue using cannabis but would like to quit smoking it, vaping can be endlessly beneficial. Vapourising cannabis is becoming more and more popular and is better for your health than smoking it. If you’re unsure about how to vape cannabis, this article is really useful.
Vaping cannabis is also great if you want to get away with getting high in public because the smell is a lot less strong than you get with combustion. It also goes without saying that vaping cannabis is better for your lungs than smoking it.
For more information on the risks and effects of cannabis, along with its relationship with the law, check out this website.