How to quit vaping – a practical guide & tips

This page gives you our world-famous top tips on how to quit vaping as well as helping you understand the different methods for quitting vaping, how they work and the differences between each.

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10 tips to stop vaping

So you’re a vaper and you wish you weren’t. Join the club! In fact, every vaper in the world is a fully paid-up member. More than 70% of smokers say they wish they could be non-smokers; the rest just don’t admit it.

You have admitted it, which is great news and you now need to evaluate why you should stop, find solutions to stop vaping and which method to choose to help you.

Before the top tips a few celebrities who have stopped with Allen Carr’s Easyway method.

Celebrities who have quit smoking, vaping, drinking and other addictions with Allen Carr's Easyway

As long as you use a drug-free method that also ensures that you understand the psychological aspects of nicotine addiction – these tips will help you.

So please read our world-famous tips but you must remember that vaping is like being trapped in a maze.

The tips/instructions help but without the right method/map you may never find your way to freedom so please read on after the tips to understand the best method to stop vaping.

1. Set your date and time to stop

You’re going to quit vaping naturally so carry on vaping as usual until then.

Set your date and time to stop and carry on vaping as usual right up to that time – don’t try to reduce the frequency of vaping beforehand, that just makes e-cigarettes seem more precious rather than less so.

2. Look forward

Remember – you’re not giving up anything because e-cigarettes and vaping do absolutely nothing for you at all. They provide you with no genuine pleasure or crutch, they simply keep you addicted – a slave to nicotine.

Get it clearly into your mind: you are losing nothing and you are making marvellous positive gains not only in health, energy and money but also in confidence, self-respect, freedom and, most important of all, in the length and quality of your future life.

You’re going to enjoy being a non-vaper right from the moment you finish your last e-cigarette.

Nicotine addiction is actually weak; it’s an extremely mild, slightly insecure feeling. To ensure success focus on the 99% mental aspects of addiction;

Understanding why you vape is essential. Most vapers mistakenly believe that they do it because they enjoy it or because it gives them some kind of benefit or support. It’s the addiction that convinces them of this.

3. Have a final E-cigarette

You’re going to give up vaping easily so make a solemn vow

Actually, there’s nothing to give up – you’re getting rid of something. Have your final e-cigarette and make a solemn vow that regardless of what highs or lows may befall you in future, you will never vape or take nicotine in any form again.

This is one of the most important decisions you will ever make because the length and quality of your future life critically depend on it. What’s more, you know it’s the correct decision even as you make it. Having made what you know to be the correct decision never even begin to question or to doubt that decision.

4. Be cool about withdrawal

The physical withdrawal is very slight and passes quickly

Your body will continue to withdraw from nicotine for a few days but that doesn’t mean you have to be miserable or crave e-cigarettes.
The physical withdrawal is very slight – there is no pain – and it passes quickly. What’s more, it’s what vapers and smokers suffer all their smoking lives. Non-vapers do not suffer it. You are a non-vaper and so you’ll soon be free of it forever.

The unpleasant symptoms people describe as “nicotine withdrawal” are nothing of the sort; the empty insecure feeling of nicotine withdrawal triggers a thought process. It’s the result of that thought process which leads to the unpleasant physical feelings.

If you associate vaping with a coffee, tea, drink or break, have your coffee, tea, drink or break and at that moment, instead of thinking: “I can’t vape now”, simply think: “Isn’t it great: I can enjoy this moment without having to choke myself to death”.

5. Socialise as normal

You won’t be craving a cigarette so there’s no need to avoid smokers

Do not try to avoid vaping and smoking situations or opt out of life. Go out and enjoy social occasions right from the start and do not envy vapers, pity them.

Realise that they will be envying you because every single one of them will be wishing they could be like you: free from the whole nightmare.

No vaper wants to see their children start vaping which means they wish they hadn’t started themselves.

Remember it’s not you who are being deprived but those poor vapers. They’re being deprived of their health, energy, money, peace of mind, confidence, courage, self-respect and freedom.

If you’re offered a vape, just say: “No thanks – I don’t vape”, rather than start a long conversation about how long it has been since you stopped.

6. Think about vaping

Don’t try to “not to think” about vaping – it doesn’t work

If I say: “Don’t think about a brick wall”, what are you thinking about?

Just make sure that whenever you are thinking about it, you’re not thinking: “I want an e-cigarette but I can’t have one” but instead: “Isn’t is marvellous: I don’t need to vape anymore and I don’t want to vape anymore. Yippee, I’m a non-vaper!”

Then you can think about it all you like and you’ll still be happy.

7. There’s no such thing as “just one” e-cigarette after you quit vaping

The next vape is the continuation of a problem not the solution; Understand an e-cigarette simply momentarily relieves the discomfort caused by the previous one.

That’s how addiction works. The more you experience the effect the more convinced you believe the e-cigarette is solving the problem rather than causing it.

Never be fooled into thinking you can have the odd vape just to be sociable or just to get over a difficult moment. If you do, you’ll find yourself back in the trap in no time at all.

Never think in terms of one vape, always think of the whole filthy lifetime’s chain.

Remember: there is no such thing as just one vape.

8. Avoid Substitutes

Patches, gums, nasal sprays and e-cigs just keep the addiction alive

Do not use any nicotine substitutes. They all make it more difficult to stop because they perpetuate the illusion that you’re making a sacrifice.

Substitutes that contain nicotine or so-called Nicotine Replacement Therapy; patches, gums, nasal sprays and inhalators – are particularly unhelpful as they simply keep the addiction to nicotine alive.

It’s like advising a heroin addict who’s smoking the drug off foil, to start injecting it instead.

Time has proven that substitutes just prolong the addiction and don’t tackle the important psychological aspects of vaping. Most vapers don’t realise that the problem with nicotine addiction is 1% physical and 99% mental.

9. Ditch your e-cigarettes & vaping devices

You are already a non-vaper the moment you have your final vape

Do not keep e-cigarettes or vapes on you or anywhere else in case of an emergency. If you do, it means you’re doubting your decision. Non-vapers do not need e-cigarettes.

You are already a non-vaper the moment you have your final vape. In fact one of the many joys of being free is not having to worry about having e-cigarettes, of ending that slavery.

10. Enjoy your freedom

Live a smoke-free life and be on your guard not to fall back into the trap

If your brain ever starts playing tricks on you by thinking “Just one vape”, remember there is no such thing.

The question you need to ask yourself is not: “Shall I vape now” but “Do I want to become a vaper again, all day, every day inhaling the smoke into my lungs, never being allowed to stop?”

The answer “No”. Why not?

“Because I didn’t like being a vaper – that’s why I decided to become free”.

That way those moments can become pleasurable as you congratulate yourself that you’re free and that way you can enjoy remaining a non-vaper for the rest of your life.

The best way to become truly free is with the right quit vaping method so read on to learn more.

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What are the most effective ways to quit vaping?

Your success in quitting vaping, depends very much on the method you decide to use. Although there are numerous techniques and treatments purporting to help you most of them result in less than one person out of ten actually succeeding. The table below shows that the overall best method is Allen Carr’s Easyway.

Money back guarantee?
Nictoine or Drug Free?
Potential Side Effects?
Allowed during pregnancy?
Initial Cost?
Ongoing Cost?
Willpower 1
cancel Free
cancel Free
Willpower 1
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Patches, Gum) 2,10
check_circle Under advice
check_circle Medium
check Lifelong
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Patches, Gum) 2,10
Acupuncture 1
check High
Acupuncture 1
Hypnosis 1
check High
Hypnosis 1

The best method to stop vaping – Allen Carr’s Easyway

Whether you’re a vaper (user of e-cigarettes), nicotine patch wearer, nicotine gum chewer, nicotine inhalator, snus, dip user, a cigarette, cigar, or pipe smoker, – in fact a user of nicotine via any delivery device available – Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Vaping & Smoking can set you free.

We aim to change how you feel about your vaping so that getting free becomes easy, enjoyable and you do not miss anything.

  • No substitutes or medications
  • Seminar only takes 6 hours & video programme 5 hours
  • no cravings no weight gain
  • No bad withdrawal
  • No willpower
  • Money-back guarantee (seminars only)
  • 50 million helped
We help you to understand your addiction
We help you to understand your addiction or issue
We show you how to transform it
We show you how to transform it
We remove the fear so you can set yourself free
We remove the fear so you can set yourself free

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Medical References

  1. UK Clinical Trial finds Allen Carr’s Easyway as good as, if not better than, the Gold Standard NHS Programme which uses NRT & 1-1 psychological support.
    Frings D, Albery IP, Moss AC, Brunger H, Burghela M, White S, and Wood KV (2020) Comparison of Allen Carr’s Easyway programme with a specialist behavioural and pharmacological smoking cessation support service: A randomised controlled trial. Addiction 115: doi: 10.1111/add.14897
  2. National 12 month Clinical Trial finds Allen Carr’s Easyway almost twice as effective as other smoking cessation methods available on Health Service. Keogan, S., Li, S., Clancy L. (2018) Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – A randomised clinical trial. BMJ Tobacco Control, Issue 4 Volume 28
  3. After a 3 year study 51% reported continuing abstinence.
    Moshammer, H., & Neuberger, M. (2007). Long term success of short smoking cessation seminars supported by occupational health care. Addictive Behaviors, 32(7), 1486-1493
  4. Smokers following Allen Carr’s Easyway were about 6 times more likely to be abstinent, assessed after 13 months, compared to similar smokers in the general population.
    Dijkstra, A., Zuidema, R., Vos, D., Van Kalken, M., The effectiveness of the Allen Carr smoking cessation training in companies tested in a quasi-experimental design.  BMC Public Health volume 14, Article number: 952 (2014)
  5. The 1 year quit rate was 55%. A long smoking history or many earlier unsuccessful attempts to quit did not predict failure.
    Hutter, H., Moshammer, H. & Neuberger, M. Int Arch Occup Environ Health (2006) 79: 42
  6. National 12 month Clinical Trial finds Allen Carr’s Easyway almost twice as effective as other smoking cessation methods available on Health Service.
    Keogan, S., Li, S., Clancy L. (2018) Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – A randomised clinical trial. BMJ Tobacco Control, Issue 4 Volume 28
  7. NICE guidance on treating tobacco dependence says that the Easyway in-person group seminar should be available through the NHS for adults who smoke..Evidence shows..[it is] cost effective and value for money for NHS. Tobacco: preventing uptake, promoting quitting and treating dependence
    NICE guideline [NG209]