Vaping Increases Chances of Heart Disease According to Study
E-cigarettes, also known as vaping devices, were introduced on the market roughly 15 years ago as a “safer alternative” to traditional cigarettes. Even though very few studies have been conducted since their release that support the theory that they’re safer than cigarettes, e-cigarettes have skyrocketed in popularity – especially among young people. Due to their rapid increase in popularity, more studies are being conducted, including one published last month by Stanford University School of Medicine. According to that study, vaping leads to an increased risk of heart disease.
You’ve likely seen a person vaping here or there, but you may not be familiar with the process. Vaping devices are handheld devices that heat up vaping liquid, or e-juice, creating a vapor that is then inhaled. E-juice comes in all different kinds of flavors, including traditional tobacco flavor, menthol flavor, and even assorted fruit and cream flavors. E-juice does not contain tobacco like traditional cigarettes. Additionally, not all e-juice even contains nicotine.
E-juice does, however, contain traces of heavy metals and other toxic substances and the concentration of those chemicals can be very damaging. Exactly how damaging e-cigarettes can be is still being determined, but Stanford’s most recent study certainly shows they are not the healthy alternative to cigarettes they are marketed to be.
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