E-Cigarettes Increase Systolic Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Study

In the published study, the researchers concluded: “Future trials should focus on chronic effects of vaping nicotine-containing or nicotine-free liquids on peripheral and central blood pressures as well as on arterial stiffness. Since no endothelial dysfunction nor gender differences were described for three different arms in literature, it would be important for future trials to address these items.”

This study shows a clear indication of the dangers that e-cigarettes containing nicotine pose to cardiovascular health, which are similar to if not exceeding the risks that are related to the use of regular cigarettes. Future research will be needed to identify the long-term risks of using e-cigarettes on the development of cardiovascular disease and other major health issues.

Other Side Effects of E-Cigarettes

This is not the first time that the safety of e-cigarettes has been called into question. Since the new form of smoking became popular, they have been marketed as a “healthier” version of cigarettes, but many have had their doubts and, it turns out, for good reason.

Previous studies have found that e-cigarettes can increase the risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, by activating genes that promote fatty liver development. Another study examined the chemicals that are found in e-cigarettes and their flavoring discovered associations between the chemicals and the development of respiratory diseases.

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