You’ve not had them since your teens, but could now give your 15yr old son a run for his money. Often known as ‘quit zits’ – these occur when you stop using tobacco. One explanation is that your body is detoxing and rebalancing and one way to get rid of toxins is through the skin – hence the spots.
Mouth Ulcers, ouch!
These are those horrid and painful ulcers you get on your gums and the inside of your lips, and they can start within a week of switching. Generally ulcers take a week to heal. Rinsing your mouth with water after vaping may help, and I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to hydrate yourself and your mouth when vaping.
Coughing, but then it just goes….
You might notice a bit more coughing as your lungs can finally hack up all that horrid tar, plus the little cilia at the back of your throat that help the phlegm to come up are no longer being roasted alive with cigarette smoke, and so they can actually do the job they were meant to do – which is to help lubricate your throat. But you will also notice that your horrid smokers cough – you know the hacking one in the morning – will gradually go after a few weeks.
Night sweats – (no it’s not the menopause)
This is a common symptom associated with the stopping of tobacco use, and should cease after a few weeks.
Again this is another common symptom of ceasing tobacco use, and there is an article all about it, and how to help your gums to become healthy here, as now you are vaping, the next step is to look after your oral health and hygiene.
So if you are suffering from any of these symptoms since you switched, don’t fret, as it is all very normal.
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