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Vaping E-Cigarettes Can Lead To Depression, Heart Disease

“These data are a real wake-up call and should prompt more action.”

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According to a recent study, it has been found that E-cigarettes (Electronic cigarettes) are linked to depression as well as poor heart.

“Cigarette smoking carries a much higher probability of heart attack and stroke than e-cigarettes, but that doesn’t mean that vaping is safe,” lead author Mohinder Vindhyal, Assistant Professor at the varsity said.

It is estimated that one in 20 Americans now uses e-cigs, especially teenagers. Very few Americans think smoking a pack a day is bad. It is important to note that switching to e-cigarettes does not eliminate the health risks associated with the harmful contents present in them.

E-cigarette users were twice as likely to suffer from the risk of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues, according to the research conducted by a group of students from the University of Kansas in the United States.

They were also more likely to have high blood pressure, circulatory problems, diabetes, and heart problems. In simple terms, vaping was 30% more likely to lead to a stroke and 56% more likely to lead to a heart attack.

Vaping was also found to increase the dangers of circulatory problems and coronary artery disease, including blood clots, by 44% and 10% respectively.

Vindhyal said, “These data are a real wake-up call and should prompt more action and awareness about the dangers of e-cigarettes.”

The researchers studied about 96,467 e-cigarette users from the U.S. and examined how different tobacco products, such as electronic cigarettes influence people’s perception of smoking risks or the decision to quit in tobacco smokers and non-smokers.

Compared to non-smokers, traditional tobacco cigarette smokers were found to have strikingly higher risks of a heart attack by 165%, coronary artery disease by 64%, and stroke by 78%.

According to the findings presented at the 68th Annual Scientific Session at American College of Cardiology’s, people who use e-cigs are also more vulnerable to high blood pressure, diabetes, circulatory problems, and depression or anxiety. E-Cigarette works on the principle of vaping. A flavored nicotine liquid is converted into an inhalable aerosol and smoked much like a traditional cigarette. It is believed that it might help smokers quit the habit with comparatively low disadvantages.

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