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What happens to your body when smoking e-cigarettes?


What happens to :

your body when smoking e-cigarettes?

Several reports have spread about promoting vaping as a "better" alternative to

regular cigarettes with the aim of quitting this bad habit

but e-cigarette damage to health is also endless.

In this connection :

Mirror published a report explaining what happens to the body

when using e-cigarettes, after talking to two doctors specializing in damage.

Immediate Impact :

Dr. Kiwan Khan, a private GP at Harley Street Clinic

London :

revealed that vaping allows the body to quickly absorb nicotine

leading to an instant high heart rate and blood pressure.

He said:

"The sudden nicotine rush stimulates the release of dopamine

which creates a sense of pleasure.

depending on :

the level of nicotine in electronic liquid :

  • e-cigarette smokers may feel a state of relaxation or vigilance ".
  • It can also cause immediate irritation of the throat and lining of the lung

JP Thova Amothan agrees :

explaining that e-cigarettes also release smoke containing harmful substances

such as micro-molecules and volatile organic compounds.

As for ordinary cigarettes

the immediate consequences vary slightly.

Although nicotine reaches the brain quickly, it provides a sense of addiction

and comfort. But carbon monoxide (CO) also begins to bind to :

hemoglobin in red blood cells, reducing the blood's ability to transport oxygen.

Amothan added:

"In addition, tar (sticky residue)

covers the airways and lungs, impairing crescent function and enhancing mucus

production, which can hinder lung function and increase

susceptibility to respiratory infections."

After 10 minutes :

Dr. Khan says that after 10 to 30 minutes of e-cigarette use, you may feel "shivering

or anxious," but heart rate and blood pressure will stabilize during this period.


Amothan indicates that inhaling volatile particles found in

e-cigarettes may cause severe lung irritation.

30 minutes later :

  • The severe effects of vaping after 30 minutes of use, Amothan said, were not
  • studied intensively, but could lead to "short-term changes in

"The inflammatory response caused by volatile particles may contribute to airway

irritation and respiratory symptoms, although

ong-term consequences remain uncertain."

After one hour (desire phase)

Dr. Khan warns against irritation or the desire to smoke again one hour

after the use of e-cigarettes, due to "withdrawal symptoms."

However :

the residual effects of nicotine "continue to cause continuous changes in

heart rate and blood pressure," says Amothan.

Long-term effects 

In 2022, UK experts reviewed international evidence, finding that "in the short

and medium term, vaping is a small part of the risk of smoking."

The British National Health Service (NHS) says that because vaping has not

existed for a long time, it is difficult to know the risks of long-term use.

Dr. Khan agrees that :

more research is needed so that we can better understand the long-term risks.

However :

some evidence suggested potential health risks associated with the chronic use of

e-cigarettes, including chronic lung damage and respiratory problems.