Vapers who use e-cigarettes are almost TWICE as likely to suffer a heart attack than non smokers

A DAILY puff on an e-cigarette is twice has more likely to result in a coronary heart assault than not smoking in any respect, new analysis has discovered.

Hundreds of thousands of Brits now get their nicotine hit by way of e-cigarettes, and they’re rising in recognition, however the research suggests vapers would possibly nonetheless be in danger from a coronary heart assault.

Vaping may be riskier than beforehand imagined
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The analysis additionally reveals vapers who smoked conventional cigarettes earlier than switching to e-cigarettes are 3 times as more likely to endure a coronary heart assault as somebody who has by no means smoked.

However the danger is highest for individuals who mix smoking tobacco and vaping, based on figures from the College of California, San Francisco.

They’re greater than 4 and a half occasions extra more likely to have a coronary heart assault as somebody who has by no means smoked or vaped.

The researchers discovered 1 / 4 of the vapers within the research have been former people who smoke, whereas 66 per cent used each e-cigs and traditional cigarettes.

Hundreds of thousands of Brits now get their nicotine from vaping
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Individuals who smoke day-after-day however don’t vape are 2.72 occasions extra prone to having a coronary heart assault whereas ex-smokers who don’t vape are 1.7 occasions extra in danger.

‘Most adults who use e-cigarettes proceed to smoke cigarettes,” mentioned research creator Dr Stanton Glantz mentioned.

“Whereas individuals might imagine they’re decreasing their well being dangers, we discovered that the guts assault danger of e-cigarettes provides to the chance of smoking cigarettes.

“Utilizing each merchandise on the identical time is worse than utilizing both one individually.”

The researchers additionally say e-cigarettes may be extra damaging that although however haven’t been round lengthy sufficient to do any severe harm to a customers’ hearts.

‘The one technique to considerably scale back the chance of a coronary heart assault is to cease utilizing tobacco,” mentioned Dr Glantz.

Earlier analysis has discovered e-cigs enhance the manufacturing of inflammatory chemical compounds within the physique.

The vapour has additionally been discovered to kill protective cells in the lung that preserve the air areas away from dangerous bugs.


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