Electronic cigarettes, considered to be safer than tobacco cigarettes, seem to trigger heart attacks and strokes. This is the conclusion of an investigation by the University of Kansas that studied nearly 100,000 Americans. It was recently presented at this year's meeting of the American College of Cardiology.
People who vape are 56% more likely to have a heart attack, 30% more likely to have a stroke and 55% more likely to be depressed or at least anxious. Electronic cigarettes also expose users to most or more of nicotine, a highly addictive drug, compared to conventional cigarettes.
Advocates of vaping claim that users of electronic cigarettes can avoid cancer-causing tars from tobacco. Studies now show that the aromas added to liquid nicotine are toxic and carcinogenic.
Worse yet, manufacturers of the nearly 500 brands of electronic cigarettes are following the evil playbook of the tobacco companies and commercialize these devices for children and adolescents. The bottom line is that anything you put in your mouth and that emits vapors is dangerous.
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American College of Cardiology. "Electronic cigarettes related to heart attacks, coronary artery disease and depression: the data reveal the impact 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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