Have a Vape instead of Some Cake – Can Vaping Help Curb Your Appetite?

Have a Vape instead of Some Cake - Can Vaping Help Curb Your Appetite?

Smoking. I’ve realised it’s a habit of extremes. Some people will proudly light up while others are ashamed of a habit that they know is not good for their health. It’s bad actually, really, really bad. But despite knowing the facts about smoking many people still do it – even if it’s having a sneaky fag behind closed doors. Most recently though, there has been a group that has surfaced, those who vape.

This alternative to smoking cigarettes has had a massive impact on the smoking world. There are so many studies conducted about vaping and the benefits of it, and one of the most recent ones to catch my eye was about the correlation between weight loss and vaping. To truly test out this theory I teamed up with the VapersWAREHOUSE to explore the theory firsthand and find out if having a vape instead of eating some cake can really make a difference about what sweet goodies you put in your mouth.

Have a Vape instead of Some Cake – Can Vaping Help Curb Your Appetite?

The theory behind this claim comes from an article published in October 2016 by Nicotine and Tobacco Research. The theory states that food flavourings help replicate the feeling of eating and prevents cravings. The VapersWAREHOUSE interviewed the Deputy Director of the UK Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Linda Bauld, who went on to elaborate on all the details which you can read more of on The VapersWAREHOUSE blog.

To test out this theory The VapersWAREHOUSE sent me over a vaping starter kit and some sweet e-flavours to help me kick my cravings for sweet things to the curb. I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas and it never fails that after dinner I want to have a taste of something sweet. Whether it be to cleanse the palate or just because dinner doesn’t appear to be complete without it. I don’t always give into it of course but the craving is there. Since neither reaching for something sweet or reaching for a cigarette is the way to go, I have been reaching for my e-cig when the craving kicks in to see if it really can help keep my chocolatey desires at bay.

I trialed 5 of my favourite flavours in the form of e-liquid to see how they matched up to the real thing. Here are my results.

Chocolate Tobacco by Element

Chocolate Tobacco by Element Review

The first e-liquid that I trialed was the Chocolate Tobacco by Element. I really had high hopes for this as it was described as a tobacco flavour with an after taste of chocolate. I found this vape flavour to be confusing to my taste buds. There was a chocolate flavour but I didn’t much taste the tobacco in the order that I thought I would and overall I found the taste to be too strong and strange. It just tasted like burnt something or other to me, and I didn’t  enjoy it at all.

Cali Colada by Liquid State

Cali Colada by Liquid State Review

The second flavour and one that I couldn’t wait to try out was Cali Colada by Liquid State. The Cali Colada flavour is a pina colada flavour with a mix of mango. This taste was the one that I really thought I would like, and one that didn’t completely disappoint. It has a reputation of being a fantastic vape, and it really is one that I may or may not get used to. The creamy flavour of the pina colada lingers as an after taste, and even though in theory this would be right up my street, it wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. I think I would use it if I was short in supply of the others, but it won’t be my go to.

St. Louis by El Diabo

St. Louis by El Diablo Review

If you’re a lover of all things fruity then this is another vape to try. The St. Louis by El Diablo blends an initial hit of peach with a late pineapple hit and then a raspberry hit that comes much later, and slight and delicate. I really liked this one, and prefer it to the Cali Colada. It’s not one that truly will kill the cravings for sweet things, but it’s such a good summery blend and one that you can enjoy when the craving for sweetness may be better off satiated with a nice fruit flavour.

Streek by The Lost Fog

Streek by The Lost Fog Review

Another favourite flavour of mine is strawberries and cream. How can you go wrong with such a British staple? You can’t. The Streek flavour by The Lost Fog is a blend of handpicked Gaviota strawberries and Greek yoghurt. There is a creamyness and tartiness to the flavour, but it is one that works quite well. I was quite surprised at how tasty this was without being strange and overbearing. There was a savoury element to it and I really like this one.

Victoria Sandwich by Mrs. Lord & Co

Victoria Sandwich by Mrs. Lord & Co Review

Last but not least, and continuing with the British tastes is Victoria Sandwich by Mrs. Lord & Co. This flavour is pretty much a Victoria sponge in a bottle, and I love Victoria sponge! The taste of cream and cake is so good and works quite well, but the raspberry flavour wasn’t all that nice. Either way, this flavour definitely gave me the taste that I was looking after with the flavour of the cake, and the delicious cream. I can definitely keep using this premium vape to help with the cravings for the real thing.

My Verdict

The experience of vaping was quite a different one for me. I am a very light smoker, and even though it is not enough to make a significant impact to my daily life, my newly found vice is not one that I ever though I would pick up. The option of vaping to help me get back to my smoke free ways is one that I am really grateful to have.

The oral fixation that comes with both food and picking up a cigarette can be attributed to anxiety and stress, and in that sense I do think that picking up an e-cig instead of the other options can help with that soothing effect without being as harmful as the other habits.

In relation to the flavours, I personally didn’t care for most of the them and found it to be a bit of a hit and miss experience. One which I think I will eventually come to enjoy once I find a flavour that is to my liking.

I am still on the hunt for the perfect vape flavour, but until the day comes I have found that having a hit of one of the flavours I currently have does have enough of an effect on me to keep me from reaching for a sweet. Whether that be because of the way that taste buds are hit with a flavour, or a merely a psychological trick, I think it’s still worth it.

Overall, the theory is a good one considering that many smokers say that quitting would certainly make them gain weight. In that case it’s a great alternative. If you’re a light smoker, or even a non smoker, I also think that this alternative can work for you, if you happen to find a vape flavour that you really enjoy. And as it happened in my case, even if you don’t find the perfect vape flavour, the hit your taste buds get can be enough to give you a satisfactory enough hit to truly keep the cravings at bay.

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  • Interesting perspective – i’ve never really thought about how they can curb your appetite, I used to smoke, but quit way before the days of vaping, but a lot of my colleagues do and all tend to have these uber sweet pudding flavours, which I never understood but now kind of get the appeal!
    Helpless Whilst Drying

  • I have never thought about vaping curbing your appetite, what I know myself and from others vaping is very much a personal taste and it will take time to find the liquid that works for you, but there really is a huge range now and something for everyone x

  • I have to admit I’ve never thought about how vaping could curb your appetite, but it is an interesting idea and I can see how it really could help.

  • I’ve not thought of vaping as a good way to curb appetite but I’m glad it’s helping you move towards being smoke free x

  • Hayley

    I hadn’t thought about vaping to stop you from snacking, but it seems like a good idea!

  • This was really interesting to read – I’ve heard lots about how smells can help satisfy cravings but never read about vaping. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Interesting as I didn’t know it could help stop snacking although as I don’t smoke It’s not something I would consider myself.

  • They often say smoking curbs appetite so I can totally see how vaping could too- especially with those flavours!

  • I like shisha but I had no idea that vaping was meant to curb your appetite. Great if you like to snack like me LOL x

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    An interesting read, and I never thought about vaping in this way. I don’t know much about it to be honest, as I gave up cold turkey.

  • I’d never have thought about vaping instead of eating, but I’m guessing for most of the time it’s something to do with your mouth x

  • Laura Johnson

    I quite like the smell of vaping but I’ve never tried it myself. I’ve never thought about it as a slimming tool though. Interesting thought.

  • I definitely think smoking/vaping helps curb your appetite. I’ve got asthma so both options are out for me, but I would totally do it otherwise.

  • I have never vaped but i appreciate the information. The flavors sound yummy!

  • I used a product like this one but to take away food cravings. I don’t smoke, so have never used a vape before. Would be great for someone who vapes though!

  • Stephanie

    I’m not a smoker/vaper but this sounds like a great invention for vapers! xx

  • Jennifer Eastwell

    I can understand this theory and think it may reduce appetite. I personally wouldn’t use it though to do this. I don’t smoke or vape and I would rather eat the cake than have a vape!

  • Natasha Mairs

    I have never vaped or smoked, but I just can’t say no to a piece of cake!!

  • Anosa Malanga VA

    I am not smoking so I never got the chance to experience quitting or considering vapes. I am glad that there is an alternative already. Its nice that there are different flavors too.

  • Melanie

    Vaping is deffo a new trend and seems to be growing quick! Ideal for people wanting to quit 🙂 x

  • francesca

    Omg I brought a vape for this reason so that I’d stop going to sweet treats!! It really does work if you have a good enough flavour, the ones I currently have suck but there are so many vape shops around now that you can test flavours out before buying etc! A lot of my friends do this too to help with no sweet treats!

  • i honestly never thought that it can help with weight loss. i never knew there were so many flavours but can understand the theory and idea how it can

  • Angela Milnes

    I never tried vape and not smoking and not have much idea on how this be work but so glad that you share this good information

  • Louise Smith

    This was such an interesting read! My dad switched to vaping after having a stroke a couple of years ago. And although we know it’s better for his health in the long run, he definitely reaches for the junk food more than ever now. Maybe I need to suggest he tries some other flavours, as he mainly has the one that taste just like having a proper cig “/

    Louise x

  • I don’t really know anything about this, but I know vaping has become very popular recently.