Some regular smokers switch to electronic cigarettes hoping that vaping will help them become less addicted to tobacco. However, recent studies show that besides the fact that e-cigarettes contain nicotine and other potentially-dangerous chemicals, they also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in consumers.
In the latest research, the scientists analyzed forty-two adults ages 28. The researchers noted that twenty-three participants had used electronic cigarettes every day for minimum twelve months, whereas nineteen had never vaped before.
Before the study, none of them had health problems. Also, none of them smoked traditional cigarettes, and they weren’t taking any prescription medications. Using blood tests and electrocardiograms the experts monitored the subjects’ heart activity.
Based on the study findings, the participants in the vaping group exhibited physiological effects which didn’t occur in those who didn’t smoke. Those physiological effects consisted of abnormalities in heart function which included elevated adrenaline levels and the levels of oxidative stress.
This effect is also known as increased cardiac sympathetic activity. In other words, those subjects had a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Electronic cigarettes are special devices operated by batteries.
According to the health specialists, the vaporizing liquids contain a wide range of chemicals, flavorings, and nicotine. As such, the vapor inhaled by the users can harm the lungs. The statistics have shown that many people turned to standard cigarettes after they tried e-cigarettes.
Worse, children, and teenagers who never smoked before became regular smokers after experiencing vaping first. Also, the rates of tobacco smoking and vaping have increased among teenagers and young adults over the past few years because they represent the main target for the major tobacco companies.
These top cigarette manufacturers have developed a wealth of marketing strategies to get high schoolers hooked on smoking and vaping. The vapor and tobacco smoke are especially dangerous in children because they breathe twice as fast as adults.
Therefore, second-hand exposure to tobacco smoke increases the risk of lung cancer and other conditions. The vapor released by e-cigarettes and the tobacco smoke lingers in the air for several minutes although it becomes invisible and odorless.
The public health specialists are raising awareness among Americans, especially among the younger generations in order to educate them about the risks of vaping and smoking. This way, they will be able to reduce the rates of premature deaths in the United States.
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