Stop Smoking, Start Vaping! - Your Body Will Thank You for It!
There’s a lot of talk about the many benefits people enjoy when they make the switch from smoking regular tobacco cigarettes to vaping nicotine e-cigarettes.
But did you know that benefits can be felt almost immediately?
20 minutes after you quit smoking your blood pressure, pulse rate and the temperature of your hands and feet have returned to normal.
After 8 hours your body will begin the repairing process. In fact, these first few hours is when the first noticeable effect of quitting smoking is seen: the amount of oxygen in your blood will begin to return to normal levels, even if you’re already vaping.
This is possible because the vapour that’s produced by our e-cigarettes doesn’t contain any carbon monoxide, which is produced when burning tobacco cigarettes. No more carbon monoxide means that your blood-oxygen levels can return to normal.
Within 24 hours of quitting smoking and starting vaping, your body will have rid itself of all of the residual carbon monoxide in your system. Your lungs too will begin to detoxify themselves as they work on removing toxic debris, tar and mucus that had accumulated from smoking. The nicotine e-cigarette vapour you are now inhaling does not expose you to the many carcinogens found in cigarette smoke.
After 48 hours have passed, your body will continue to thank you for switching to vaping and kicking your smoking habit. You will probably notice around this time that your sense of taste has improved, so food and drinks are more enjoyable. On top of this, your sense of smell will become sharper. Your body is repairing the receptors within your mouth and your nose that had become damaged as a result of the toxins in cigarette smoke.
It should come as no surprise that within three days of quitting, your lung function is the best it has been in a long time. Many people who switch to vaping will claim that by this point in time, their breathing has already begun to show improvement.
Breathing has now become easier than it was while you were smoking. You are now no longer exposing yourself to the tar that was clogging and irritating your bronchial tubes. As these tubes become relaxed and clear, you may notice your energy levels increasing and breathing is less difficult.
3 TO 9 MONTHS
At this point in your quest to be smoke-free, you will notice that wheezing, coughing and shallow breathing have reduced in severity or gone completely. Your lungs' ability to self clean has returned to normal.
Your excess risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack and strokes has dropped to less than half of that of a smoker.
The long-term effects of quitting smoking are obvious. In five years’ time, your risk of having a heart attack will have been reduced by about half. The longer you go without smoking, the lower your risk will become.
After 10 years, your lung cancer risk will have dropped by about half of what it was while you were smoking. Your risk of heart attack is also reduced to roughly the same as that of someone who has never smoked.
The longer you steer clear of tobacco cigarettes, the more you will notice your health improve. Your body will thank you for quitting and your overall health and well-being will improve. Your risks of falling victim to a variety of illnesses will be dramatically reduced. On top of this, the people around you will no longer be exposed to the harmful smoke that you used to produce with your cigarettes.