As a therapist, I’ve seen every kind of addiction—alcohol, drugs, gambling, shopping, sex… All of these addictions live in our minds, and all of them can be stopped.
I’m here to tell you that vaping is no different. It’s an addictive habit that can cause health-related problems and hinder your everyday life. But it’s also an addiction you have the power to overcome.
So today, it’s time to take back control.
In this article, we will explore the issue of vaping, along with my advice on how you can overcome your addiction, all within the comfort of your own home.
Let’s get started on achieving this amazing feeling of accomplishment together…
Why Vaping Is Bad for You
Despite the common understanding that vaping is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, it’s actually a habit that can have a really serious impact on your health.
Vaping has been linked to some severe lung injuries, and less than pleasant symptoms, including a cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, vomiting, and diarrhea.
These are caused by the potentially harmful substances within vaping products. Such substances are reported to include ultrafine particles that can easily be inhaled deep into your lungs, nicotine, flavorings such as diacetyl, heavy metals, and other potential carcinogens.
Indeed, there are many nasty chemicals within vaping products that your body certainly didn’t ask for and doesn’t want.
As the number of vaping users continues to rise—the biggest markets being the United States, United Kingdom, and France—we are also seeing record numbers of young people vaping. This is really concerning for the development of these teens, and we must all set positive examples that promote healthier and happier lifestyles.
Is Vaping Really Addictive?
Not only is there the concern that people are unaware of the danger of the chemicals they are inhaling—especially young people. But that people may underestimate the addictiveness of nicotine.
Due to the presence of nicotine in vaping products, this is an incredibly addictive habit. The more you vape, the more your brain and body become familiar with having nicotine, and the harder it is for you to go without it.
A large concern here is that people who vape will be far more likely to start smoking cigarettes—a highly addictive habit known to cause cancer and other diseases.
The Psychology Behind All Addiction
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve seen every kind of addiction and have worked with thousands of addicts. During this time, I made a fascinating discovery—something all of them had in common.
In fact, it’s central to so many issues that people deal with.
These people all had the belief…
‘I am not enough.’
This negative, untrue belief often stems from our experiences as young children. Our minds take in words, actions, and feelings like butter soaking into toast during this time.
As the root cause behind the belief, ‘I am not enough,’ is found in our subconscious mind, the conscious mind is unable to identify or undo its impact on us.
When dealing with my clients, working with their subconscious mind, deep down in the roots of their addictions, it would all stem from this self-limiting belief.
They felt they were not interesting enough, not smart enough, or not worthy enough.
Some believed they were all of these things.
Of course, when you have the belief, ‘I am not enough,’ you need more of what makes you feel good. And that’s exactly what addiction is.
Addiction is something that takes you away from a bad feeling towards a good feeling. And that’s really what people are addicted to—the good feeling.
Why Am I Addicted To Vaping?
Now that we’ve identified the one belief all addicts have in common, no matter their addiction, we can work to overcome this.
So take a moment to consider…
Do you have the belief that you are not enough?
You wouldn’t be alone—so many of us have this belief. We lack the self-confidence, self-love, self-esteem to believe otherwise. It’s one of the many lies we tell ourselves that creates the blueprint for how we think and act.
Do you ever say to yourself…
“I’m not interesting enough.”
“I’m not smart enough.”
“I’m not amusing enough.”
“I’m not attractive enough.”
Does it remove the emptiness you feel from believing you are not enough when you vape?
Perhaps you believe it helps you within social situations?
Maybe it gives you a sense of connection with others?
Or makes you feel accepted?
Vaping maybe your mind’s way of subconsciously taking you away from this feeling and attempting to add enoughness into your life.
Leading you to think…
“I must vape again.”
“I’ve vaped once today, but I need to vape more.”
“I’ll never be able to stop vaping.”
But let’s consider something…if vaping could make you feel better, make you feel enough, then why would you need to vape more?
If vaping once can’t make you feel good or better about yourself, then vaping every day certainly won’t. I can tell you truthfully that there isn’t enough vaping you could ever do in your life that will be able to fill that emptiness you feel.
But here comes the solution…
How To Overcome Your Vaping Addiction
The first step is to recognize that somewhere in your life, you picked up the untrue belief that you are not enough. Now, in order to quit vaping for good, we have to look at ways to start adding true enoughness into your life.
We can do this by learning to believe the truth—‘I am enough.’
If there is one thing I want you to take away from reading this today, it’s the importance of telling yourself this. Say it to yourself each day, multiple times a day—trust me, this could change your life.
“I am enough.”
At first, you may feel silly—that’s ok. Keep saying it every day until you begin to believe it.
“I am enough.”
Take a lipstick and write it on your mirror, make it your screen saver, spell it out with fridge magnets.
“I am enough.”
This message will begin to nourish you. The more you nourish yourself, start being kind to yourself, start loving yourself, you will start to believe the truth, that you are enough. More than enough.
The need you had for vaping to fill what once was an emptiness in your life will minimize before it simply goes away.
You will recognize that you matter, that you are significant, interesting, and worthy. You have something to contribute, something to offer the world. These are all true statements.
Because when you believe you are not enough, you will always look for more. So, if vaping could make you feel enough, make you feel better, then why would you need more?
When you know you are enough, you will no longer need more.
You will be able to say, “I used to like vaping, but I don’t need it anymore, I don’t like it anymore, it no longer serves me in any way.”
You don’t need more of anything when you know this because you’re already enough. At first, this will be what you do. Then, it will become who you are.
Vaping will become something that no longer interests you. You’ll recognize that it does nothing for you. In fact, vaping is against you. You cannot and will not allow it to control your life.
To strengthen this, I would love you to check out my YouTube video on The Power of ‘I Am Enough.’ Here, I sit down for a fascinating discussion to talk more about how you can make a really powerful shift in your life for both your mind and body.
Recognize the Power of Words
We can clearly see the power of words in play here. However, most of the time, we are not conscious of the effect our words can have on ourselves and their ability to run deep into our subconscious.
So the most important element of this is understanding the power of words and the blueprint we unknowingly create for ourselves.
“It’s too hard to stop vaping!”
“I’ll never be able to stop vaping!”
“My body would freak out if I stopped vaping!”
“I wouldn’t be able to last the day without vaping!”
These are, of course, all untrue and lead you on a negative path. This is why you must empower yourself to regain control and create a new, updated, positive blueprint for your life.
If you find the power of words as fascinating as me, then I’d love for you to watch my video here on the Amazing Secrets of Your Mind. I go into the importance of the words you use and how they can have a tremendous effect on your life in much greater detail.
Overcome Your Vaping Addiction With Self-Hypnosis
Ready to take this one step further?
Suppose you have decided to quit vaping for good and live a happier, healthier life. In that case, I highly recommend you download my self-hypnosis audio, Overcome Vaping Addiction.
As the founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy® (RTT®), I can tell you that I wholeheartedly believe that self-hypnosis really can change your reality. It can help you overcome anything your subconscious mind has created. It’s truly phenomenal, and I urge you to try it out for yourself.
In this audio, I will help you go far beyond your emotional response to vaping. Instead, we will work at a deep, subconscious level to rewire your mind and get to the root cause of your addiction—something our conscious minds simply can not reach.
I will guide you through a hypnosis session that helps create a powerful shift by reprogramming your mind. We will work together to instill a belief that vaping is a habit you used to have and is no longer a part of who you are.
I highly recommend that you listen to this audio every day. This will allow you to have the best chances of enjoying them in maximum effect.
Usually, you can expect to start experiencing results within the first 21 days. Therefore, I want you to commit to making time to play this audio. Make it a priority to invest in yourself, your health, and your happiness by releasing all your current physical and emotional cravings for vaping.
An Exciting Future Is Ahead of You
I’ve been so blessed in my career to have been able to help so many people overcome their addictions, and I want you to know that this is possible for you too.
To no longer be chained to a ball of destructive habit. To be able to freely spend time with your friends, family, and colleagues without the concern of when you will be able to vape. Instead, you’ll be perfectly content, and your mind and body will certainly thank you for this.
Perhaps your social group is full of people who vape—that’s ok. Because you’ll learn to be indifferent. You’ll no longer smell vape and be sucked into your craving. In fact, you will smell it and be repulsed by it because you know the chemicals that are entering your body. Chemicals your body doesn’t want or need.
I think you’ll soon find that not only does your mind and body respond positively to no longer vaping…but you’ll also feel excited and motivated to keep vaping chemicals out of your system and breathe fresh air into your lungs.
No longer will you be burdened by an unhealthy, unwelcome, and unproductive addiction.
Instead, you will feel empowered, confident, vibrant, and healthy.
Gain the profound ability to eradicate this addiction and regain the freedom you deserve today by downloading my Overcome Vaping Addiction audio here.