Unfortunately, vaping cannabis will not heal the lungs of cigarette smokers. Quitting smoking is the only thing you can do to notably reverse the effects of cigarette smoking.
However, vaping cannabis is by far the healthier option versus smoking cannabis. A new study by California NORML and MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) suggests that medical marijuana patients can avoid the respiratory hazards of smoking by using a vaporizer.
Timeline of Lung Repair After You Quit Smoking Tobacco
♦ Within 20 minutes, blood pressure and heart rate return to normal.
♦ After 8 hours, carbon monoxide levels in the blood are reduced to about half and oxygen levels return to normal.
♦ After 48 hours, chances of having a heart attack will already have decreased. All nicotine will have been purged from the body and senses of taste and smell begin to return.
♦ After 72 hours, bronchial tubes will relax and energy levels increase. Lung capacity also increases.
♦ In 2 weeks, circulation is greatly improved and will continue to improve for about 10 weeks.
♦ In 3 to 9 months, lung capacity will improve by about 10% and coughing, wheezing, and breathing problems related to smoking will resolve. Cilia in the lungs regenerate. There is an increased ability to detoxify the lungs and reduced risk of infection.
♦ After 1 year, chances of having a heart attack will have decreased by half.
♦ After 5 years, chances of having a stroke will be that of a non-smoker, and chances of mouth and bladder cancer decline as well.
♦ In 10 years, chances of having lung cancer will be that of a non-smoker.
♦ In 15 years, chances of having a heart attack will be that of a non-smoker.