Both smoking cigarettes, as well as vaping, can develop a high risk of heart disease. If you chose to vape instead of smoking tobacco, specialists have bad news. Apparently, new studies show that e-cigarettes may be harmful to your heart. The survey involved 42 participants who had an average age of 28 years old.
Scientists argued that 23 out of 42 members used e-cigarettes on a daily basis for at least a year while 19 of them had never vaped. Firstly, all participants were tested, and no one suffered from any health problems. None of them was taking medications or prescriptions. Moreover, no participant had smoked tobacco. After a while, specialists used blood tests and electrocardiograms to evaluate the activity of their heart.
Those who vaped exhibited some physiological effects which were missing from those who never used e-cigarettes. They experienced abnormalities regarding cardiovascular function, including higher oxidative stress levels. What is more, the levels of adrenaline in their heart were greater than usual. These symptoms indicated an increased cardiac sympathetic activity.
Thus, scientists revealed that such factors usually pose a high risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. People who tend to use vaping on a daily basis may be affected. They use devices operated by some batteries which are meant to heat a liquid which contains nicotine, chemicals, and flavorings. Many people who use electric cigarettes are seen as using a better way to avoid smoking tobacco.
Nevertheless, other believe that they are just using another method to lure others into smoking tobacco, probably even encouraging their transition from e-cigarettes to tobacco cigarettes. However, another study has proved that smoking e-cigarettes are safer than smoking tobacco. There are a lot of specialists who obtained different results when conducting their tests.
The new study was known as the longest research study based on long-term tobacco users. British scientists included in the study approximately 180 participants who were split into ex-smokers and smokers who had all used some nicotine replacement therapy products. Researchers included a third group of participants who used e-cigarettes.
After six months, participants who used to smoke tobacco and now were using e-cigarettes were proved to have less cancer-causing substances and fewer toxins in their bodies compared to long-term tobacco users.
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