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By Citizen Reporter

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New study shows vaping is lethal

Even when smoking is factored into risk factors, vaping is still found to dramatically increase the chances of coronary diseases and depression.


A recent study conducted by the University of Kansas’ school of medicine has concluded that vaping increases the risk of numerous fatal conditions when compared with those who don’t use them – even if those who don’t use them are smokers.

The study, which looked at the relationship between e-cigarette use and health outcomes using data from 96,467 people, concluded that adults who vape are “significantly” more likely to have a heart attack, coronary artery disease, or depression than those who don’t.

After adjusting for known cardiovascular risk factors (such as age, sex, body mass index, and smoking), e-cigarette users were still 34% more likely to have a heart attack, 25% more likely to have coronary artery disease, and 55% more likely to suffer from depression or anxiety.

Lead researcher Mohinder Vindhyal, assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine said: “This is a real wake-up call and should prompt more action and awareness about the dangers of e-cigarettes.”

“When we dug deeper, we found that regardless of how frequently someone uses e-cigarettes, daily or just on some days, they are still more likely to have a heart attack or coronary artery disease,” Vindhyal added.

Vaping has risen in popularity since being introduced in 2007, with sales increasing by nearly fourteen times in the past decade due to the perception that health risks are minimal. This study should finally send that myth up in smoke.

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