Support – Why it makes a difference
Talk to others
One of the best things you can do is talk to others who have quit with vaping. Ask them what they wish they knew before they started and if anything in particular helped them through it.
Quit with others
Vaping to quit with other people can be the best support. Ask whānau and friends to give it a go with you.
There are online groups and local vaping support groups that you can join. Remember, you’re not alone on your vape to quit journey.
For this participant, online communities offered technical support regarding the use of a device. Others highlighted the emotional support that new vapers can gain from more experienced vapers who had already ‘made the switch’. These participants recognised that because transitioning may be difficult, the online community was an important source of support.Barriers and Facilitators to Switching from Smoking to Vaping: Advice from Vapers. Drug and Alcohol Review, 2019
Call or text Quitline for free advice and support to quit smoking. Call any time, 24/7, on 0800 778 778 or text 4006. You can also get support from their online community at www.quit.org.nz/blogs.
Find a stop smoking service
Need help in other areas of life?
Smoking is often a coping strategy for other stresses in life. Finding support for financial worries, domestic issues or other life difficulties is just as important in helping you stop smoking.
Quitline can advise you on other services that could help.
The kids have finally gone to sleep, they can be hard to put down. I go outside to get some fresh air, and a smoke.Ministry of Health insights into smoking report.