What happens to your body after you quit vaping – includes regaining senses back

There are 4.3million Brits who vape on a daily basis.

The habit is extremely addictive due to high levels of nicotine which releases a chemical in the brain called dopamine.

Many smokers turn to their vapes as it was originally thought to be less damaging than a cigarette.

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The Centre for Disease Control found almost 3,000 cases of new vaping related lung disease known as EVALI.

But quitting vaping can be extremely difficult and a person's body will go through many changes in the process.

Now those looking to quit, have you ever wondered what happens to your body when you ditch the habit?

20 minutes after quitting

According to Nikola Djordjevic MD, the heart rate returns to normal within 20 minutes of quitting, reports LADbible.

A smoker's blood pressure will drop and their blood circulation will normalise.

Breathing may also improve as two ingredients within vape.

A few hours after quitting

Dr Djordjevic says physical symptoms of withdrawals include "headaches, sweating, tremors, insomnia, increased appetite, abdominal cramps and constipation".

Nicotine withdrawals will start within four to 24 hours after quitting and peak in the third day.

One day after quitting

A 2018 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found daily e-cigarette use doubles a person's risk of having a heart attack.

As blood pressure lowers, this risk is already falling.

Two days after quitting

Vaping can numb the senses but after quitting they return as a person's ability to smell and taste food will be heightened.

Three days after quitting

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms will peak on the third day as Dr Djordjevic says this is when it's left the body.

In a physical sense, withdrawals can be a headache, sweating and abdominal cramps.

One month after quitting

Vaping weaken the lungs and make it harder for a person's body to fight off infections.

Within a month, the lungs will have improved meaning a person is less prone to shortness of breath and coughing.

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Three months after quitting

Nicotine constricts the blood vessels, but after quitting it takes three months to return to its normal diameter, according to 2016 research published in the journal Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine.

Nine months after quitting

With lung health getting better, a person is able to fight off infections like the flu and pneumonia.

Dr. Djordjevic explained: "After nine months, lung health improves significantly thanks to the renewal of microscopic hair-like structures inside the lungs that help push out mucus and fight infections."

One year after quitting

When the blood pressure and heart rate returned to normal levels, a recovering vaper's heart attack risk will be cut in half.

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Five years after quitting

Research presented at the 2019 International Stroke Conference found e-cigarette smokers have 71% higher chance of stroke compared to nonsmokers.

Quitting vaping can reduce that risk almost immediately, but it also continues to decrease with each passing month.

A decade after quitting

Finally after 10 years away from the habit, the risk of lung cancer is lowered by 50%, according to Dr Djordjevic.

After 15 years, the risk of developing coronary heart disease and pancreatic cancer is the same as a non-smoker's.

20 years after quitting

By this point, there will be no lasting health impacts on the body from vaping.

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