Although E-Cigs have been getting a lot of attention recently for their popularity among kids and the recent illicit THC cartridge lung injuries, many have also looked to vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes.
On Friday, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology published new research suggesting that heart health among adult smokers’ could benefit from switching over to e-cigarettes.
The study consisted of 114 people and concluded that vaping e-cigarettes improved blood vessel health, and could be seen in “vascular stiffness” within just a month of making the switch from traditional cigarettes. “The ability of our blood vessels to widen and increase flow when needed has been linked to long-term outcomes,” explained Dr. Rose Marie Robertson, deputy chief science and medical officer for the American Heart Association. The study which states that people who switched over to e-cigarettes full time and those who had smoked cigarettes for less than 20 years, saw much more rapid results in improving their vascular function.
In addition, there was another study conducted at the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom where they had some new findings. Existing studies had suggested that vaping increased cardiovascular risks, for example finding certain compounds in e-cigarettes that were thought to have damaged cardiovascular cells and that vaping after just one use could change blood vessels. “The [new study’s] finding contradicts the findings of observational studies that find that people who vape are at higher risk of heart disease, because those studies are inevitably and irreversibly confounded by former smoking,” said John Britton, director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies.
In conclusion, all recent reports have shown that vaping is much more healthy than previously thought. Even though vaping is still a safer alternative to smoking, it should still be used responsibly.