Are E-Cigs Really a Risk of Heart Attack?

Apparently, there’s some proof that e-cigarettes are damaging to our health. They’re also known as e-cigs or vapes, or vape pens and people don’t really know the effect they can have on the heart and on the cardiovascular system. There’s a new study that shows how dangerous they actually are.

The work was done by doctors, and it showed that the battery from the products, that runs on liquids, that contain nicotine has a heart attack risk of 56%, compared to those who don’t use it. The risk for stroke is with 30% higher. When talking about other health risks, we’re also talking about a more widespread situation than those two listed above.

The study showed Coronary artery disease and circulatory problems, such as blood clots, that are higher in those people who vape: 10% and 44% higher, actually. These people are also twice as likely to suffer from depression and anxiety.

There were 96,467 volunteers

E-cigs are very popular these days. They first hit the market in 2007. The researchers said that there are about 460 brands of e-cigs, and there are more than 7.700 flavors. The study focused on 96,467 volunteers from the National Health Interview Survey, from 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Those people who use e-cigs are younger than those who don’t use them at all. Users had the age of 33 mostly, and non-users, 40.

CDC did a smaller study, in which the topic of e-cigs in children, teens and young adults was discussed. They also talked about the chance of people going from vape pens to traditional cigarettes. They noted that nicotine could harm the developing of the teen brain.

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Meagan Kozlovs

About the Author: Meagan Kozlovs

Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto  and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.

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