A Former Smoker Speaks

Posted by Quora on 26th Aug 2017

The following is a story from Quora that I thought you'd enjoy reading:  

Do people who quit smoking and start vaping feel a difference with their health? Do they breathe easier than before?

Yeah I’ve noticed 4 really big changes since I “hard swapped” cigarettes for the ecig during my weeks holiday about 3 months ago. About 3 weeks after swapping I was drinking a cup of coffee which I take with 1 sweetener, I noticed something different about it but I couldnt quite put my finger on it. It tasted more intensely sweet than usual, it’s hard to explain but it was very noticeable, turns out that was what my coffee had always tasted like and it was my sense of taste returning.

The following week I started to notice there was this odd kind of strong musty smell when I walked in the front door to work and it seemed to then follow me into my lab, turns out that was my sense of smell starting to return.

Taking deep breaths without my chest feeling slightly uncomfortable and my smokers cough which ive had for years has decreased by about 90 - 95%. It was as if I needed to clear my throat the whole time and I had to cough to clear it but that happens rarely throughout the day now.

The colour of my face looks healthier, this one is a bit hard to describe without sounding really sickly but it seems like my face looks less grey/darker than it was before and seems more just pale but healthier looking (Im irish, we dont get sun so pale is the best you can hope for!)

Hope this has been informative! I’ll also freely admit that I dont really view vaping as a means to quit smoking, I think the reason I so switched to vaping without looking back or longing for cigarettes was because once you find the right voltage and nicotine liquid it feels so similar to smoking its more like upgrading your smoking habit to 2017.