A US study shows that e-cigarettes are harmful, with vapers risking heart disease and depression. But conventional cigarettes are even more dangerous.
By Fabian Schmidt
Smokers of e-cigarettes have — in comparison to non-smokers — a 56 per cent higher risk of heart attacks. The risk of a stroke is also about 30 per cent higher.
Coronary artery disease occurs about 10 per cent more frequently and circulatory problems, including blood clots 44 per cent more frequently. Depression, anxiety and other emotional disorders occur about twice as frequently as in non-smokers.
These findings come from a team led by medical professor Mohinder Vindyhal, assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita. Vindyhal will present his research results at the ACC19 cardiology congress in New Orleans on March 18, 2019.