Many are opting for a vape-free month instead of ‘Dry January’

Many Millennials and Generation Z folks are choosing to abstain from vaping and nicotine products this month, a move which has been coined No-Nic January. (Courtesy: Canva)

Move over “Dry January,” “No-Nic January” is the new resolution for many looking to kick their nicotine addiction. 

Many Millennials and Generation Z folks are choosing to abstain from vaping and nicotine products this month, a move which has been coined No-Nic January.

The trend has replaced Dry January for many, which involves eliminating alcohol consumption for the entire month. 

No-Nic January is gaining loads of attention on TikTok as users have been logging daily or weekly entries about their no-vape new year thus far.

@donnyblackwell #2023 #nonic #vape #quiting #jan7 #day1 ♬ original sound – Donny Blackwell
@gabbiemoynihan

Week two of quitting vaping! Slaying this shit

♬ original sound – Gabbie 🌻

Although No-Nic January is a new go-to goal for many, Dry January still seems to be worthwhile for some.

In fact, mocktail sales were up 173 per cent in the first half of the month compared to the same period a year ago, according to new data. 

Point of Sale (POS) software company Square tracked non-alcoholic beverage sales at several thousand restaurants across Canada over the past three weeks. According to its data, Dry January appears to be gaining momentum across the country.

“We’ve heard from sellers that adding mocktails and other non-alcoholic drinks to menus is an important way to diversify revenue and address a wider and growing customer base. We expect sales growth in this area to continue beyond January and into the summer, which is a key sales period for bars and restaurants,” Research and Data Lead at Square Ara Kharazian said in a statement on Friday.

Square says the “dry” movement has been on the rise since the start of 2020.

Besides improving your health, eliminating alcohol from your diet could also improve your sleep.

“Dry January is the perfect time for those wanting to make healthy changes to their lifestyle and can result in many positive changes within the body,” Nic Shacklock from online-Bedrooms.co.uk said in a statement. 

“Not only can it help with sleep, but it can also lead to better mood stability and improved skin health which is noticeable for some after giving up drinking for the month,” he added. 

The U.K.-based company adds that cutting out alcohol can improve your skin and liver health, and help with weight loss. 

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