Does vaping harm your heart as regular cigarettes?

27 October, 2022
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Does vaping harm your heart as regular cigarettes?

Researchers have found that people who smoke e-cigarettes have the same risk of developing heart disease as regular cigarette users.

In two studies, one in mice and one in humans, e-cigarettes were found to cause similar damage to blood vessels as tobacco smoking, which makes it difficult for oxygen to travel through the blood to the heart and throughout the body.

There ere also signs that the combination of regular and vaping may be causing more harm - a worrying sign for those who use e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation.

It is still believed that conventional tobacco is worse for a person's health than e-cigarettes due to its link to lung cancer and other breathing problems. The researchers received government funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the sprawling National Institutes of Health. The findings, from experts at the University of California, San Francisco, were published in the American Heart Association's journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

Smoking regular and electronic cigarettes is known to impair endothelial function.

This can cause the large blood vessels to not open enough to supply adequate blood to the heart and other tissues.


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