Disposable vapes are set to be banned to stop children from becoming addicted to the brightly-colored and sweet-flavored e-cigarettes. Officials are expected to unveil proposals next week setting out that the devices will be scrapped amid concerns that they are 'almost entirely aimed at kids'. Medics have spent years warning of the side effects of vaping, ranging from mild throat and mouth irritation to potentially fatal lung and heart disease. But with millions of Brits now expected to give up disposable vapes, doctors have revealed what happens to your body after you quit and their best tips on giving up the addiction.

Disposable vapes are set to be banned to stop children from becoming addicted to the brightly-colored and sweet-flavored e-cigarettes. Officials are expected to unveil proposals next week setting out that the devices will be scrapped amid concerns that they are ‘almost entirely aimed at kids’. Medics have spent years warning of the side effects of vaping, ranging from mild throat and mouth irritation to potentially fatal lung and heart disease. But with millions of Brits now expected to give up disposable vapes, doctors have revealed what happens to your body after you quit and their best tips on giving up the addiction.

Here, one doctor tells MailOnline how, just after one week, the risks of heart disease and high blood pressure can return to pre-vaping levels just after a few months. What happens to your body after you quit vaping? Vaping can have serious and sometimes fatal side effects on the body. Dr. Semiya Aziz, a GP and TV doctor practicing in North London, noted that there links between vaping with chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease and conditions such as asthma and popcorn lung — a condition which damages the smallest airways in the lungs. While the body can recover from the effects of vaping, it can take weeks, sometimes months, she said. It depends on the intensity and the length of time spent vaping. Within a few weeks of giving up e-cigs, the lungs can regenerate damaged tissue, decreasing the risk of conditions that cause breathing difficulties.

Here, one doctor tells MailOnline how, just after one week, the risks of heart disease and high blood pressure can return to pre-vaping levels just after a few months. What happens to your body after you quit vaping? Vaping can have serious and sometimes fatal side effects on the body. Dr. Semiya Aziz, a GP and TV doctor practicing in North London, noted that there links between vaping with chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease and conditions such as asthma and popcorn lung — a condition which damages the smallest airways in the lungs. While the body can recover from the effects of vaping, it can take weeks, sometimes months, she said. It depends on the intensity and the length of time spent vaping. Within a few weeks of giving up e-cigs, the lungs can regenerate damaged tissue, decreasing the risk of conditions that cause breathing difficulties.

But, the rate of recovery heavily depends on the levels of exposure. 'If the damage to the lungs is extensive, this may not be possible and there may be permanent damage resulting in long-term chronic effects,' she added. Heart health can also improve as blood vessels return to a normal rate and size, bringing the risk of an attack back to pre-vape levels. Dr. Aziz said: 'As a consequence of vaping, the heart rate often becomes abnormal and there is dilation of the blood vessels which can increase the likelihood of a heart attack or sudden death in people with or without known heart disease.'

But, the rate of recovery heavily depends on the levels of exposure. ‘If the damage to the lungs is extensive, this may not be possible and there may be permanent damage resulting in long-term chronic effects,’ she added. Heart health can also improve as blood vessels return to a normal rate and size, bringing the risk of an attack back to pre-vape levels. Dr. Aziz said: ‘As a consequence of vaping, the heart rate often becomes abnormal and there is dilation of the blood vessels which can increase the likelihood of a heart attack or sudden death in people with or without known heart disease.’

In addition to a healthier heart, blood circulation is likely to improve after just a few weeks, lowering the risk of fatal heart conditions. Dry mouth and diminished taste buds — a side effect of vaping — will also return to normal after a few weeks, she says. Dr. Aziz added: 'We also know that vaping can cause other organ damage. 'In addition to your lungs, nicotine and other substances in vapes can affect brain development and mood and can lead to addiction.' Top tips to quit vaping: Quitting an addiction or habit can be a grueling process for most, especially when the Government is expected to announce that the nation will go cold turkey.

In addition to a healthier heart, blood circulation is likely to improve after just a few weeks, lowering the risk of fatal heart conditions. Dry mouth and diminished taste buds — a side effect of vaping — will also return to normal after a few weeks, she says. Dr. Aziz added: ‘We also know that vaping can cause other organ damage. ‘In addition to your lungs, nicotine and other substances in vapes can affect brain development and mood and can lead to addiction.’ Top tips to quit vaping: Quitting an addiction or habit can be a grueling process for most, especially when the Government is expected to announce that the nation will go cold turkey.

But Dr. Aziz has revealed her top five tips on how to quit vaping for good. The NHS doctor suggests getting physically active, as she says exercising or playing sports can crush the craving. Another way to curb the addiction is to develop a distraction technique. Dr. Aziz said: 'Cravings often pass after one to two minutes. This can be by undertaking various chores, making use of your hands or listening to music. Some patients I know have used straws to help them quit.' The journey to quitting is said to be much easier if you also surround yourself with family and friends who are supportive and understand the difficulties. Many people develop a vaping habit to manage stress, but this can be replaced with a different and more healthy lifestyle choice. Meditation, journaling and spending time outdoors are just some alternative outlets that the GP recommends.

But Dr. Aziz has revealed her top five tips on how to quit vaping for good. The NHS doctor suggests getting physically active, as she says exercising or playing sports can crush the craving. Another way to curb the addiction is to develop a distraction technique. Dr. Aziz said: ‘Cravings often pass after one to two minutes. This can be by undertaking various chores, making use of your hands or listening to music. Some patients I know have used straws to help them quit.’ The journey to quitting is said to be much easier if you also surround yourself with family and friends who are supportive and understand the difficulties. Many people develop a vaping habit to manage stress, but this can be replaced with a different and more healthy lifestyle choice. Meditation, journaling and spending time outdoors are just some alternative outlets that the GP recommends.

And remember to celebrate milestones, no matter how little they may seem, Dr. Aziz said. She said: 'You may want to track the number of vape-free days that have been achieved and reward yourself for this achievement.' There can be many unwanted side effects during the first few weeks of quitting. Symptoms can include headaches, chills, feeling irritable and erratic mood swings with episodes of anxiety. Dr. Aziz said: 'Nicotine is an addictive substance and it usually takes 72 hours for nicotine to get out of the body's system.' Disposable vapes are set to be axed under new Government plans. This is in a bid to prevent children from becoming addicted to the devices. Latest data suggests 11.6 per cent of 11 to 17-year-olds in the UK have already tried vaping.

And remember to celebrate milestones, no matter how little they may seem, Dr. Aziz said. She said: ‘You may want to track the number of vape-free days that have been achieved and reward yourself for this achievement.’ There can be many unwanted side effects during the first few weeks of quitting. Symptoms can include headaches, chills, feeling irritable and erratic mood swings with episodes of anxiety. Dr. Aziz said: ‘Nicotine is an addictive substance and it usually takes 72 hours for nicotine to get out of the body’s system.’ Disposable vapes are set to be axed under new Government plans. This is in a bid to prevent children from becoming addicted to the devices. Latest data suggests 11.6 per cent of 11 to 17-year-olds in the UK have already tried vaping.

Campaigners have long called for much stricter regulations on marketing to children and a tax on disposable vapes, which are most popular among teens. But concerns have mounted recently with ministers urged to ban predatory firms selling vapes in brightly-colored packaging and kid-friendly favors like bubblegum. The proposals — which follow in the footsteps of countries including France and New Zealand — could be unveiled as early as next week, reports suggest. Last week, the French government vowed to push ahead with its plans to ban disposable e-cigarettes over claims they encourage smoking among young people. Germany and Ireland have outlined their proposals to place restrictions on vapes, with the German government currently considering an outright ban on disposable e-cigarettes.

Campaigners have long called for much stricter regulations on marketing to children and a tax on disposable vapes, which are most popular among teens. But concerns have mounted recently with ministers urged to ban predatory firms selling vapes in brightly-colored packaging and kid-friendly favors like bubblegum. The proposals — which follow in the footsteps of countries including France and New Zealand — could be unveiled as early as next week, reports suggest. Last week, the French government vowed to push ahead with its plans to ban disposable e-cigarettes over claims they encourage smoking among young people. Germany and Ireland have outlined their proposals to place restrictions on vapes, with the German government currently considering an outright ban on disposable e-cigarettes.

Separately, Australia has put in place measures to make vapes available only to those with prescriptions. Meanwhile, New Zealand has also set out restrictions that ban vape shops from being within 300 meters of a school and which ensure all vapes must have removable batteries. Colorful displays of the gadgets, sold for as little as £5 ($6.24), currently litter high streets across the UK. Predatory manufacturers lure kids in with flavors such as bubblegum and cotton candy and some shops even sell the devices next to sweets. Experts have previously demanded a total ban on disposable vapes such as Elf bars, popular with teenagers. Read the full story: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-12508925/Expert-reveals-happens-body-quit-vaping-shares-tips-actually-e-cigs.html?ito=msngallery

Separately, Australia has put in place measures to make vapes available only to those with prescriptions. Meanwhile, New Zealand has also set out restrictions that ban vape shops from being within 300 meters of a school and which ensure all vapes must have removable batteries. Colorful displays of the gadgets, sold for as little as £5 ($6.24), currently litter high streets across the UK. Predatory manufacturers lure kids in with flavors such as bubblegum and cotton candy and some shops even sell the devices next to sweets. Experts have previously demanded a total ban on disposable vapes such as Elf bars, popular with teenagers. Read the full story: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-12508925/Expert-reveals-happens-body-quit-vaping-shares-tips-actually-e-cigs.html?ito=msngallery

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