Every time, electronic cigarettes are advertised as healthier than regular smoking, but as more and more studies came out, we learned that e-cigs are not at all as healthy as their manufacturers say. In a new study, the scientists revealed that electronic cigarettes damage the heart.
The most significant issue with electronic cigarettes is that these products are more and more trendy among teenagers, raising concerns among specialists who believe that e-cigs are just the first step to regular tobacco smoking. Even more, various studies revealed that flavored liquid for electronic cigarettes is also harmful to human health. In this regard, Juul, an e-cigs producer, removed its flavored pods ahead of the forthcoming FDA regulations.
As the researchers pointed out, about 20% of middle and high school students have already vaped, while the authorities are doing their best to tackle this trend and reduce e-cigs use among teenagers.
According To A New Study, Electronic Cigarettes Damage The Heart
E-cigs use is quite trendy, even though there are not many scientific studies behind them to assess their advantages in comparison with regular smoking. On the contrary, all the recent investigations conducted in this regard revealed that electronic cigarettes are as harmful as conventional tobacco smoking. Furthermore, a new study concluded that e-cigs damage the heart.
The new research, recently presented during the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, confirms what an UK-based study stated in August. According to both studies, electronic cigarettes use produces inflammatory cytokines cause endothelial cells to generate less nitric oxide, exposing consumers to heart damage.
“We showed that blood serum from electronic cigarette users has harmful effects that are similar to that of (tobacco) cigarettes on endothelial cell functions. This harmful effect is likely to affect arteries and cardiovascular health adversely,” concluded Dr. Leila Mohammadi, the leading author of the new study a postdoctoral fellow at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco.