E-cigarettes is as harmful as cigarettes, cause heart problems

E-cigarette can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease as much as cigarettes do
E-cigarette can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease as much as cigarettes do

New Delhi : Turns out that smoking E-cigarette can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease as much as cigarettes do. A new study reveals that the using E-cigarettes which contain nicotine have side-effects on our vascular functions. 

Researchers who have conducted the study said that e-cigarettes and cigarettes, when compared to nicotine-free e-cigarettes, did the same amount of damage to the blood pressure and heart rate of an individual.

It has been observes that a person’s peripheral systolic blood pressure went up significantly for 45 minutes after using an e-cigarette and 15 minutes after they smoked a cigarette. The heart rate also remained on the higher side for 45 minutes for e-cigarettes, with the increase being more than 8% for the initial 30 minutes.

Conversely, traditional cigarettes only increased heart rate for 30 minutes and when smoking nicotine-free e-cigarettes there was no change. The complete study and it findings has been published in the journal Vascular Medicine.

In addition, there are other disadvantages of using e-cigarettes. For instance, common e-cigarette flavouring has toxic chemicals which are like the ones found in tobacco smoke. These chemicals can be harmful for the lungs’ antibacterial defence system. This study was conducted by team of researchers in the University of North Carolina in the US.