Vaping is "NOT worth the potential heart risk," researchers warn in the face of nearly 40 deaths and 1,900 e-cigarette-related illnesses in the US.
- E-cigarettes were marketed as "safer" than cigarettes. Cigarettes are the number one preventative risk factor for heart disease
- In the US, 39 mysterious lung diseases related to the devices have been killed – but the long-term effects are still unknown
- This has been done so far, suggesting that vapors may be the cause Heart and blood vessels damage.
- Although the authors of the study say that much more research is needed on long-term effects, short-term evidence indicates that vapors are "not worth the risk". [1
Vapors may still cause heart disease, although they are touted as a healthy alternative to smoking a new study.
Research has shown that in addition to nicotine, Vapes also contains particles, metals and flavorings that all lead to cardiovascular problems.
In the US, there were nearly 40 deaths associated with short-term consumption of e-cigarettes. and the immediate effects on the heart and blood vessels observed in a handful of completed studies suggest that they could cause long-term cardiovascular damage.
Simply put, vaping is "just not worth the risk," said the lead author of Ohio State University's new study, Nicholas Buchanan.
report Vaping heart and blood vessel effects indicate that the devices are anything but "safe". Certainly, Ohio State University researchers (file) warn
He and his team reviewed the investigations that have been done so far on the cardiovascular effects of e-cigarettes, and, although they say, much more and larger studies are urgently needed The early hints indicate that the devices can not be described as "safe".
The number of Vaping users rose from around seven million in 2011 to 41 million last year – according to the World Health Organization, it is set to rise to over 55 million by 2021.
"Many people believe that these products are safe, but there are more and more reasons to worry about their effects on heart health," said senior author Loren Wold, head of biomedical research at Ohio State University College of Nursing.
The data suggest that fine particles from the e-cigarette can enter the bloodstream and affect the heart, much like air pollution.
The researchers suggest that this could lead to an increase in blood pressure and a stiffness of the cigarette arteries, inflammation and, over time, heart disease.
Professor Wold said, "We know that these problems are seen in these studies as being the short-term effects of vapors. Cigarette consumption is an absolute mystery.
"The potential harm to the heart over time has essentially not been investigated." their customers exactly what they inhale.
Senior study author Nicholas Buchanan, a research associate in Ohio, said, "Especially for someone who has never smoked, it's not worth the risk and it seems pretty conclusive that you can say that they are not safe.
There are a variety of e-liquids and various devices, and the manufacturers do not have to tell you what's in them.
& # 39; For example, recent reports of vapor-related illnesses and deaths still need to be limited to a single substance or product.
"While the use of THC-containing products appears to be related to these cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that diseases do not seem to be confined to just these types of products. "
Smoking cigarettes is the most preventable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and death, and because of the safety perceived by vaping, many smokers have switched to e-cigarettes.
Mr. Buchanan added, "The most worrisome is the number of children and adolescents taking up the habit – who may have never started smoking conventional cigarettes."
"We have no idea what effect you have on health.