The risks of smoking have been known for decades, and in an attempt to break this habit, many smokers turned to electronic cigarettes.
But according to a new study, the use of electronic cigarettes can increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes or the development of heart disease.
One out of every five adults in the US is reportedly reported to be a vape, and according to a study by the American Heart Association, vaping can increase the likelihood of having a heart attack by almost 60 percent.
According to the study, people who smoke e-cigarettes are also 71% more likely to suffer from a stroke.
This latest study, which involved 400,000 people, shows the link between the use of electronic cigarettes and the formation of blood clots in the body.
The study claims that vaping may increase the risk of stroke by 71%. Credit: PA
A shocking study also suggests that 66,795 respondents who actually received vaped were 71% more likely to suffer a stroke, and the risk of heart attack or angina pectoris was 59% higher.
It was also found that in this group the risk of cardiovascular diseases is 40 percent higher.
However, despite the fact that 4.2 percent of vapers in the study suffered a stroke, there was no conclusive evidence that vape kills were reported.
According to Mail Online, Dr. Larry Goldstein, chairman of the department of neuroscience and co-director of the Kentucky Institute of Neuroscience, said that the "wave" of heart problems could be our way.
He said: “This is obviously quite alarming. This is a potential spear chip, a wave of cardiovascular diseases that may occur in the future, especially because it was so attractive to young users. "
"This is the first real data that we see, associating the use of electronic cigarettes with severe cardiovascular events."
He added: “But this is a matter of serious concern, especially given that throughout the country we are seeing a leveling out and in many cases an increase in the risk of death from stroke in the country. It’s hard to understand what contribution it has to it, but it doesn’t seem safer or safer from the available data right now. "
Last year, a study conducted by the Public Health of England, stated that 44% of smokers mistakenly believe that vaping is just as harmful as regular smoking.
However, according to a study, vaping is at least 95 percent less harmful than smoking.
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