There are times in your life than you need to step in and become the parent of your parents. One of these occasions is when you need to convince your parents, or one of them, to quit smoking since it is bad for their health. So, now you have the option - vaping. But how can you convince them?
The reality is that it's not easy to be the parent of your own parents. Yes, you may have helped them with their smartphone app or with the Internet. But in what concerns to quit smoking, things may not be as easy as you think.
The truth is that you will need to convince them in two different aspects. The first one is that smoking is bad for their health and they're not getting any younger. The second is the fact that they keep listening to all the misinformation on the media regarding vaping. And they may believe it. So, how can you tell them that what they hear and read is not true and that you're the one who is right on this one?
While between 2012 and 2015, the number of Americans who believe that e-cigarettes are more harmful than regular cigarettes, there are already studies proving that vaping is 95% safer than smoking.
One thing is for sure - even e-cigarettes have their own risks. Nevertheless, they are still one of the best alternatives that smokers have to ditch their old habit, no matter how old they are.
Getting Your Parents Into Vaping
The truth needs to be said and we are the first ones admitting that vaping can be a bit confusing. After all, with a wide variety of designs, styles, and even more flavors to choose from, the options are endless. And if you pick one of them and have your parents try it out and they don't like it, they will immediately say that this is not for them.
So, how can you make a good choice How can you show them, by experience, that they can actually enjoy vaping and quit smoking?
The best thing you can do is to check out a simple vaping device for beginners. These are the ones where they don't need to mess around with tanks and coils. So, it will be easier for them.
In what concerns the e-juice, the most important thing to consider is their nicotine level.
Nevertheless, you first need to convince them to try it out. Here are some tips that can help you convince your parents to vape:
#1: Just Tell Them How You Feel:
Smoking is a bad habit. Everyone knows it and your parents know it too. However, they may have no idea about how this affects you. The idea of losing them for a cigarette is terrible and if you tell them how you feel about it, they may consider trying out vaping. After all, they will be re-evaluating their priorities.
#2: Listen To How They Feel:
While it is important that your parents know how you feel about them smoking, it is also important that you actually listen to what they have to say. While you may listen to some things that you don't agree with, don't interrupt them; listen to them.
#3: Encourage Your Parents All The Time:
When you finally get your parents to agree to try to switch their old cigarettes by vaping, you need to support and encourage them. Even if they have a relapse or a slip-up.
The truth is that when you are a smoker for decades, it's harder to quit. And this is why vaping is such a great option because you'll still maintain the same nicotine level as if you were still smoking but it won't hurt your health.
In order to support and encourage your parents, you can try to decrease their stress levels. Just check out how they are more often, take some of their errands or anything else you may remember.
#4: Don't Get Frustrated:
Frustration, getting upset, lecturing or nagging doesn't solve anything. The truth is that ultimately, it is your parents' decision to quit smoking and adhering to vaping. All you need to do is to respect their opinion.
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