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Produced by the UKVIA and its members, the Start Vaping, Stop Smoking plan is designed by experts to help adult smokers quit. Stopping smoking is the single most significant step that people can make to improve their health.

Follow the five steps below to make your switch to vaping.

You can also use our Store Locator to find the nearest store to you where expert teams will be able to help you get started with vaping. Get in touch today to find out how they can help support your switch from smoking to vaping this VApril.


Understanding your smoking habits

Understanding your smoking habits, lifestyle choices and health goals is essential information for healthcare professionals, stop-smoking and vape specialists to give you customised advice on the best course of action to quit smoking. 

Step 2


Choose the right vape

Seeking advice on the right type of vape device is critical.

It’s important that your choice of device is easy to use, satisfies your cravings and fits with your daily routine.

Step 3


Nicotine levels

As with e-cigarette devices, advice on the right level of nicotine concentration is critical.

It is important to ensure that your nicotine intake closely mirrors the same level delivered when smoking. 

Step 4


Know your flavour options

Flavours play a key role in supporting smokers to quit and stay quit.

All vapers who have switched from smoking are different and you should be open to trying different flavours. This is part of your quitting journey.

Step 5


Remember: every cigarette not smoked is a win

Don’t worry if you don’t feel that you are making as good progress with transitioning from smoking to vaping as you had hoped for.

Just knock out one cigarette at a time and take as long as it takes – it’s not a race to the end.

Need a helping hand to get switched?