E-cigarettes as harmful as cigarettes

ISLAMABAD
E-cigarettes increase cardiovascular risk as much as cigarettes do, according to a new study.
The usage of e-cigarettes containing nicotine has a significant impact on vascular functions, claims a new study.
It revealed that smokers of e-cigarettes experienced the same, if not higher level of cardiovascular elevation for prolonged periods after smoking the e-cigarette.
The researchers found that using e-cigarettes and cigarettes, in comparison to nicotine-free e-cigarettes, had the same significant impact on vitals, with participant’s blood pressure and heart rate being affected.
Peripheral systolic blood pressure was raised significantly for 45 minutes after using an e-cigarette and 15 minutes after smoking a cigarette. Heart rate also remained elevated for 45 minutes for e-cigarettes, with the increase being higher than 8 per cent for the first 30 minutes, said the study published in the journal Vascular Medicine.
In comparison, traditional cigarettes only raised heart rate for 30 minutes and there was again no change when using nicotine-free e-cigarettes.
Researcher Franzen et al. use this data to state that the e-cigarettes can be as dangerous as cigarettes, simply concluding that: “The increased parameters within the nicotine-containing devices might be a link to an increased cardiovascular risk which is well known for cigarettes.” APP

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