Electronic cigarettes, promoted as safer than tobacco cigarettes, seem to trigger heart attacks and strokes. This is the conclusion of a research from the University of Kansas that studied almost 100,000 Americans. It was recently presented at this year's meeting of the American College of Cardiology.
Those who vape are 56% more likely to have a heart attack, 30% more likely to suffer a stroke, and 55% more likely to be depressed or at least anxious. Electronic cigarettes also expose users to as much or more nicotine than highly addictive drugs compared to conventional cigarettes.
Proponents of vaping claim that users of electronic cigarettes can avoid the carcinogenic tars of tobacco. Studies now show that flavorings added to liquid nicotine are toxic and carcinogenic.
Worse, the manufacturers of the nearly 500 brands of electronic cigarettes follow the evil playbook of tobacco companies and market these devices for children and teenagers. The conclusion is that everything that is put in the mouth and that has smoke coming from it is dangerous.
American College of Cardiology. "Electronic cigarettes linked to heart attacks, coronary artery disease and depression: the data reveals the cost of vaping; researchers say switching to electronic cigarettes does not eliminate health risks." Daily Science ScienceDaily, March 7, 2019. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190307103111.htm.
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