What Happens When You Stop Smoking and Begin Vaping?
The day you decide to smoke your last cigarette is a significant one. You may have enjoyed cigarettes, cigars or tobacco pouches for several years. Or, maybe you’ve just started and want to get out of a developing habit ASAP.
No matter how satisfying a cigarette is, we want to tell you how much better quitting feels. How will your body feel after 20 minutes of not smoking? What about 20 hours, days or weeks? What positive effects will this have on your lungs and heart?
Juicemate has the answers (backed with scientific evidence!) We can help you look forward to what’s to come by answering the question: what happens when you quit smoking and start vaping?
What happens to your body when you quit smoking?
To truly understand how quitting nicotine can affect your body, we must start from the beginning!
What happens 20 minutes after you stop smoking?
You might be shocked to learn that the positive benefits of quitting smoking begin after just 20 minutes. Nicotine agitates your blood pressure and heart rate, causing it to rise because of damage to blood vessel walls.
Twenty minutes after you stop smoking, your heart rate will begin to stabilise. While your pulse returns to a steady level, the bronchial tubes in your lungs will start to move again! The bronchial tubes remove harmful bacteria and irritants from your lungs.
So 20 minutes after you stop smoking, your lungs will have already begun the restoration process.
What happens 8 hours after you stop smoking?
Say goodbye to all the carbon monoxide in your body because 8 hours after you stop smoking, your oxygen levels will increase to more standard levels. When you burn tobacco products, you are also inhaling carbon monoxide.
These levels will lower even if you’ve already switched to vaping. Vapes don’t produce the damaging levels of carbon that traditional tobacco smoke does, meaning you can still get your nicotine fix while your body repairs itself.
What happens 24 hours after you stop smoking?
You’ve hit the 24-hour mark: well done! Past this point, your risk of a heart attack has significantly decreased. Not only has all the carbon monoxide left your lungs, but they’re starting the detoxification process.
Vaping E-Liquids do not contain the dangerous chemicals present in cigarette smoke! As your body removes mucus from the lungs and cleans debris, you can revel in a delicious-tasting E-Liquid and stay far away from nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
What happens one week after you stop smoking?
Congratulations, you’ve abstained from cigarettes for a week! Arriving at this juncture is vital as you’re nine times more likely to stay away from tobacco smoking for good.
More antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, will be present in your blood to help you regain your taste and sense of smell.
What happens one month after you stop smoking?
It’s been one month since you swapped cigarettes in favour of vaping, and your risk of lung infection has significantly lowered. The bacterium that lines your lungs, also known as ‘Cilla’, has begun freeing your airways of tar, dirt and mucus.
You might notice that you are not as short for breath during exercise and have enough energy to do more physical activity! Your sinuses will feel less congested, and healthy fibres in your lungs are regenerating slowly but surely!
What happens three to nine months after you stop smoking?
During the next 3 to 9 months, you will continue to feel your lung function steadily improving.
By switching to vapes, your body is less preoccupied with clearing out the constant build-up of tar accumulating in your lungs but can focus on repairing months, years or even decades of damage.
For female ex-smokers, within 3 to 9 months of quitting cigarettes, their fertility increases. But if you’re not thinking about conceiving, just know that any baby you may have in the future has a reduced chance of being born prematurely, all because you quit smoking!
What happens one year after you stop smoking?
Thanks to vaping and your incredible willpower, you have now reduced your risk of heart disease by 50%. Your chances of suffering from a stroke have also significantly reduced, but your bank account may have doubled!
Smoking is a costly habit, and prices are always on the rise. By switching to vaping as a less harmful, more affordable alternative, you may see your finances growing by the minute. Many different areas of your body will be experiencing an astonishing increase in function and overall capacity, making it easier for you to exercise, breathe and enjoy your life.
What happens five years after you stop smoking?
It’s been a long time since you picked up a cigarette, and it’s a good job! At this point, your risk of suffering from lung cancer or a heart attack is halved by 50%. You and your trusty vape have battled the effects of nicotine withdrawal and come out on the other side.
If you are still vaping at the five-year junction, don’t worry! Research suggests that switching from traditional tobacco to vaping affects your cardiovascular system positively.
What happens ten years after you stop smoking?
Your risk of heart disease is now around the same level as someone who has never smoked. E-Cigarette vapours do not contain the toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke, meaning that your risk of lung disease has halved after a decade of abstaining.
Healthy cells have replaced any precancerous cells that were once in your body: your risk of developing lung cancer is now the same as for a non-smoker. However, it doesn’t stop there!
By switching to vaping, you have a reduced risk of developing esophageal, bladder, kidney, mouth and pancreas cancer.
So, what are you waiting for?
If you thought you needed a sign to stop smoking and start vaping, this is it! Every milestone you meet represents your willpower and desire to change, whether this is 20 minutes, three months or two years.
When you’re ready to begin your journey into vaping, Juicemate is here to provide a helping hand. We offer a range of disposable vapes, E-cigarettes and E-Liquids, suitable for everyone brave enough to quit smoking for good.