Electronic cigarettes are not considered as harmful as standard cigarettes. but scientists have found indications that the flavors that are added can damage the heart.
Long-term smokers who can not be exacerbated of this vice are sometimes transferred to electronic cigarettes. They hoping to avoid a number of things that cause cancer.
But, smoking does not just cause lung cancer. It is the leading cause of cardiac arrest. It is also not sufficiently explored what its share in the emergence of other cardiovascular diseases.
Chemicals from inhaled smoke can be risky. And it is therefore important to explore their influences.
Due to the inability to directly study arteries, scientists in laboratory conditions have created cells that are commonly found in healthy blood vessels. The cells were then exposed to six different flavors that were added to electronic cigarettes to see their impact.
They also sank cells in blood taken from people who had previously used an electronic cigarette. The results were compared with the control groups. In which blood were used from standard cigarettes smokers and non-smokers.
Smoke and flavors, even without nicotine, have caused dysfunction of the blood vessels. Which can increase the heart rate of heart disease.
The most toxic are the flavors of cinnamon and menthol.
Generally, the results showed that the cells were damaged and inflamed. And their ability to heal and create new blood vessels was reduced.
Small laboratory studies such as this are not evidence of the size of harmful impact of the electronic cigarette. However, they will certainly encourage additional and more detailed research.
Public health officials in the United States are seriously infected by the number of underage kids who are exposed to smoke. And not only for them, but also for people who already have heart attacks and transfer to electronic cigarettes thinking they are safer.
This should be a warning to people who think electronic cigarettes are safe.