What to expect when you Quit smoking and start Vaping?

Electronic Cigarettes

 

Good and hard for Vapers out there. Thank you for tuning in to yet another exciting miss tech roundup. When you first start looking in to vaping a lot of the terms can seem a little bit unusual, is vaping harmful? Is it better than smoking cigarette or is it worse than that? well don’t worry you will learn it pretty quickly. But for those of you who aren’t vaping yet or just getting started, you don’t really care what any of those terms mean what you really care is not smoking cigarette anymore. However most of us know that smoking is bad for our health in facts, it’s the biggest preventable cause of death in the world. One of the most UK’s leading on stop smoking experts, Dr Rosemary Leonard carried out an experiment to show the impact of smoking conventional cigarette compared to e-cigarette. the experiment emphasis about the difference and impact on a human lung after one month (16packs) of smoking a conventional cigarette vs smoking e-cigarettes for the same about of time. And the outcomes of this experiment were so revolting and it shows that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful than cigarettes. Every cigarette we smoke causes tar to enter your body and it’s the tar that contains the poisonous chemicals that spread through the bloodstream which can harm our body which linked to heart disease, stroke and lung cancer, however Dr. Leonardo suggest for those who highly smoke cigarette should convert themselves to e-cigarette which help them to reduce the nicotine and the harness in their body and also will help them to get over of the addiction they have from the conventional cigarette. No matter what age you decide to quit or how long you’ve been smoking, it is never too late to stop. Vaping products might help you quit for good.

 

For more click: –  https://yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk/news/vaping-what-you-need-to-know

 

The Yorkshire cancer research center answers some of the common questions we all have on this matter, such as; –

 

 

Will I just be swapping one nicotine addiction for another?

Tobacco cigarettes are the most addictive form of nicotine. This is because they are deliberately designed to deliver nicotine in an efficient and effective way that keeps people hooked.

 

While highly addictive, nicotine is not the cause of smoking-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease. Almost all the harm from smoking comes from the thousands of chemicals in tobacco smoke, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. This is the reason why inhaling tobacco smoke is so damaging – it delivers contaminated nicotine. Getting nicotine from cigarettes is like getting water straight from the sewer. Using vaping products means you can consume nicotine in a cleaner and less harmful way. By gradually reducing the strength of nicotine in your vaping product, you can eventually stop using nicotine altogether.

 

 

Is it okay to smoke and vape at the same time?

Smoking and vaping at the same time won’t make your health worse but you won’t feel the full benefit unless you stop smoking tobacco completely. This is because you will still be inhaling the thousands of toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke. Any level of smoking can increase your risk of smoking-related disease. Stopping smoking completely and for good is best for your health.

 

 

I am pregnant, can I use vaping products to help me stop smoking?

There is limited evidence on the safety of using vaping products during pregnancy. However, the evidence from the general adult smoker population suggests that they are likely to be significantly less harmful to a pregnant woman and her baby than continuing to smoke. 

While licensed NRT products such as nicotine patches, gum and inhalers are the recommended option, if you choose to use a vaping product and it helps you to stop smoking and stay smoke free, then you should continue to do so.

 

Find out more about vaping here, including the key facts and findings from experts and leading researchers.

 

STOP SMOKING & START VAPING

 

According to the NHS, within 72 hours of quitting your breathing will feel easier and your energy will increase.

So, what to expect when you quit smoking and start vaping? There’s a lot of talk about the many benefits people enjoy when they make the switch from smoking regular tobacco cigarettes to vaping electronic cigarettes, but did you know these changes can start immediately

 

Keep reading for a timeline that shows you just what happens to your body when you make the switch from smoking to vaping.

20 mins-  Your heart rate and blood pressure will drop to a steady level; however, this is just the beginning of the journey.

2 HOURS Your circulation will start to improve. At this time, you’ll begin to experience the first effects of nicotine withdrawal. If you switch to vaping at this time with nicotine E-liquid, then you won’t experience the withdrawal. 

 

8 HOURS
- Almost immediately you quit smoking, your body will start improving! Within 8 hours the amount of oxygen in your blood will begin to return to normal levels, even if you are already vaping.

The vapor produced by your electronic cigarette doesn’t contain any carbon monoxide, unlike tobacco cigarettes. This means your body can start to get rid of the carbon monoxide you had previously inhaled and there is more space for oxygen in your blood, which as every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs oxygen, is definitely a good thing!

24 HOURS
- Within 24 hours of quitting smoking and starting vaping, all the residual carbon monoxide in your system will be gone. Your lungs will begin to repair and heal themselves, removing toxic debris and mucus that had accumulated there whilst you were smoking.

48 HOURS
- Around this time, you might notice that your sense of taste has improved, so foods and drinks will be even more enjoyable. Also, your sense of smell will become keener, so you will be able to register a wider range of smells, that you were missing out on when you were smoking. We can’t promise that they will all be pleasant, but we our senses have important functions and better to have them working well!

This is all possible because your body will be able to begin repairing the receptors within your mouth and your nose, damaged by the toxins in the tobacco cigarettes.

72 HOURS
With incredible improvements in your body in only 48 hours, it should be no surprise that within three days, your body will be even stronger. Many people who switch to vaping report that they already notice an improvement in their breathing.

Which is not really surprising, as you are no longer clogging and irritating your bronchial tubes with tar and many, many other chemicals and toxins. As these tubes become relaxed and clear, former smokers notice their energy levels increase and breathing is easier.

 

3 TO 9 MONTHS
- No smoking tobacco and by between 3 to 9 months, you should notice that wheezing, coughing, and shallow breathing have reduced in severity or gone away.

Lung function has been able to improve as your body has been given a break from constant assault by tar, toxins, chemicals and the effect of carbon monoxide, whilst having the benefit of increased oxygen.

5 YEARS
- Five years after quitting smoking tobacco and your risk of having a heart attack will have been reduced by about 50%. The longer you go without smoking, the lower your risk will become. And if you have been vaping, you need not worry because vapor produced by e-cigs is at least 95% less harmful than smoking. (Public Health England Study)

10 YEARS
 your lung cancer risk will also have dropped by about 50%, from when you were smoking tobacco. Your risk of heart attack is also reduced to roughly the same as that of someone who never smoked.

You have avoided 10 years of tar, chemicals, toxins, cardigans and carbon monoxide!

And if you are still using nicotine-containing e-liquid, the effects on nicotine on the heart are only similar to those of caffeine.

KEEP GOING! 
The longer you steer clear of tobacco cigarettes, the more you will notice your health improve, not to mention your skin, hair, nails, breath, as well as senses of taste and smell!

Your body will thank you for quitting – not to mention the positive effect on your wallet!

AND, not only will the people around you no longer be exposed to the harmful smoke that you used to produce with your cigarettes, you have a much better chance of being around longer for the people who care about you.

Research has found that vaping is 60% more effective as a tool for quitting smoking than nicotine replacement products or quitting unaided.

 

Many quit attempts fail due to nicotine withdrawal, but vaping can reduce these cravings by using a vape with nicotine E-Liquid.

 

 

 

 

The Benefits of Vaping Compared to Others

Almost all of us know the dangers of smoking these days, and for good reason! Smoking is one of the most harmful things you can do for your health, and in the UK is the leading cause of preventable death. Everyone who smokes is recommended to quit, and the vast majority of current smokers actively would like to kick their habit for good (if only it were that easy!).

What many people don’t know, however, is how vaping or e-cigarettes, can be used to not only help you quit, but to do it safely and effectively. There are so many benefits to quitting smoking using e-cigarettes, and these are just a few that you can expect when you make the transition!

Another reason Vaping so much better than things like patches or gum is that the action of vaping, including the inhaling, throat hit and exhalation process, more closely resembles the act of smoking e-cigarette. Many are trying to quit miss the sensation of smoking, so this familiarity helps.

 

VIGOR THE LIFE BOX

 

There’s a huge amount of misinformation out there around the safety of vaping, with a lot of people seeing vaping as just as, if not more dangerous than smoking, when this is categorically not the case. Vaping is estimated to be 95% better for your health than smoking, and its effectiveness as a quitting aid means you’re more likely to succeed in cutting down or quitting, which is the biggest benefit of all.

E-liquids contain far fewer chemicals than cigarette smoke and don’t stay in the body like tar in the lungs does when you smoke. Those who switch to vaping very quickly see great health benefits, including lower blood pressure, easier breathing, improved immune function, improved sense of taste and smell and improved lung function, all within the space of around a month!

 

 

Vaping is much cheaper than smoking

 

Estimates show that smoking 20 cigarettes a day will set you back, on average, £3000 per year. The average smoker in the UK smoked 11.3 cigarettes per day in 2015, so using that data we can estimate that the average smoker spends around £1700 on cigarettes every year. This will, of course, be a bit different for everyone – the type of cigarettes you smoke, where you buy your cigarettes and all sorts of other factors come into it too. However, this is a good estimate for the average smoker.

 

 

E-cigarettes are a really effective way to help you quit for good

As we’ve mentioned, e-cigarettes are incredibly effective at helping smokers cut down or quit smoking for good. More than half of current smokers in the UK expressed a desire to quit, and the most common reason for using e-cigarettes is to help reduce or quit smoking tobacco, according to the most recent data from the ONS on smoking habits in the UK. Research also shows that vaping is almost twice as effective as traditional nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) – this refers to things like nicotine gum, patches, lozenges, inhalers and other more “traditional” quitting aids. One study, in partnership with the NHS stop smoking service, found that among one group of smokers trying to quit, 18% of e-cigarette users had stopped smoking tobacco after one year, compared to only 9.9% of traditional NRT users.

There are lots of reasons that vaping is so effective at helping smokers quit, and the nicotine rush is just one part of the overall experience. Vaping is so effective at helping you quit as it sates lots of the physical habits and cravings you build up without realizing over months or years of smoking traditional cigarettes. Many smokers struggle with finding something to do with their hands once they’ve quit – vaping gives you just that! Even the physical act of inhaling and exhaling smoke or vapor can be something you miss with patches, gum or lozenges for example. Finally, for many smokers, smoking is a social activity, and this aspect is something they miss when trying to quit. Vaping allows you to continue the social aspect of smoking, without keeping up a dangerous habit.

So, make the Change, Grab it, Enjoy it!

 

 

References

 

NHS (2020). Quit Smoking. Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/  [Last accessed March 2021]

 

Brown, K. F. et al., (2018). The fraction of cancer attributable to modifiable risk factors in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom in 2015. British Journal of Cancer, 118, pp. 1130-1141. 

 

Beard, E., West, R., Michie, S., and Brown, J. (2020). Association of prevalence of electronic cigarette use with smoking cessation and cigarette consumption in England: a time–series analysis between 2006 and 2017. Addiction, 115, pp. 961– 974.

 

Hartmann-Boyce, J., McRobbie, H., Lindson, N. et al., (2020). Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10). Art. No.: CD010216.

 

Hajek, P. et al., (2019) A randomized trial of e-cigarettes versus nicotine-replacement therapy. New England Journal of Medicine, 380 (7), p. 629-637.

West, R. and Papadakis, S. (2019) Stop smoking services: increased chances

 of quitting. London.

Available from: https://www.ncsct.co.uk/usr/pub/Stop%20smoking%20services%20effectiveness.pdf [Last accessed May 2020].

 

Royal College of Physicians (2016). Nicotine without smoke, Tobacco harm reduction: A report by the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians.

Available from: https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/outputs/nicotine-without-smoke-tobacco-harm-reduction [Last accessed August 2020].

 

Independent British Vape Trade Association (2020) Vaping FAQs. Available from: https://www.ibvta.org.uk/vaping-faqs/ [Last accessed March 2021]

National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (2016) Electronic Cigarettes:

A briefing for stop smoking services.

 

Availablefrom: https://www.ncsct.co.uk/usr/pub/Electronic_cigarettes._A_briefing_for_stop_smoking_services.pdf [Last accessed March 2021]

 

Royal College of Midwives (2019). Position Statement Support to Quit Smoking in Pregnancy. Available from: https://www.rcm.org.uk/media/3394/support-to-quit-smoking-in-pregnancy.pdf [Last accessed June 2020].

Scroll to Top