Mar 15, 2019
E-cigarettes, touted as being safer than tobacco cigarettes, seem to trigger heart attacks and strokes. This is the conclusion of research from the University of Kansas that studied nearly 100,000 Americans. It was presented recently at this year’s meeting of the American College of Cardiology.
Those who vape are 56% more likely to suffer a heart attack, 30% more likely to have a stroke, and 55% more likely to be depressed or at least anxious. E-cigarettes also expose users to as much or more of the highly addictive drug nicotine compared with conventional cigarettes.
Proponents of vaping claim that e-cigarette users can avoid tobacco’s carcinogenic tars. Studies are now showing that the flavorings added to the liquid nicotine are themselves toxic and carcinogenic.
Worse yet, manufacturers of the nearly 500 brands of e-cigarettes are following the tobacco companies’ evil playbook and marketing these devices to children and adolescents. The bottom line is that anything you put in your mouth that has fumes coming from it is dangerous.
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American College of Cardiology. "E-cigarettes linked to heart attacks, coronary artery disease and depression: Data reveal toll of vaping; researchers say switching to e-cigarettes doesn't eliminate health risks." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 7 March 2019. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190307103111.htm.