E-Cigarettes Dangerous To Heart Health and Blood Pressure

– New research suggests that using e-cigarettes could be as bad for the heart as smoking tobacco.

Researchers from the University of Athens Medical School found that inhaling nicotine vapour from the electronic devices damages key blood vessels, raising the risk of heart disease.The Greek scientists monitored participants’ hearts while using an e-cigarette for 30 minutes and smoking a conventional cigarette for five minutes, which they said was the most accurate comparison of typical use.They found that the two activities both raised blood pressure and led to similar levels of stiffness in the aorta, the main artery, which is a major cause of heart problems.

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