Report: E-cigarette non-harmless water smoke threatening cardiovascular system

By Memphis Morning News Reporter On 8 Nov, 2019 At 07:48 PM | Categorized As Latest News | With 0 Comment

Adolescents are popular in smoking e-cigarettes, resulting in death and lung injury cases have received attention from all walks of life. A study published today pointed out that the release of chemical components from e-cigarettes may cause damage to the cardiovascular system. E-cigarettes are not just harmless water smog.

Following the announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last month that the United States has erupted an epidemic of lung damage associated with smoking e-cigarettes, the medical journal Cardiovascular Research today released the latest findings.

Loren Wold, a senior author at Ohio State University, wrote in the report that e-cigarettes contain ingredients such as nicotine, particulate matter, metals and flavorings, not just harmless water smoke.

According to the report, a number of air pollution research reports show that micro-molecules enter the human circulatory system and have a direct impact on the heart.

Tobacco also contains nicotine, a component that raises blood pressure and heart rate and is widely known.

Ward pointed out that other ingredients, inhaled through e-cigarettes, may cause inflammation, oxidative stress and unstable blood flow. For example, in other cases, ultrafine particulates are associated with thrombosis, coronary heart disease, and hypertension.

E-cigarettes also contain formaldehyde, which has been classified as a carcinogen and has been tested in mice in the laboratory and found to be associated with heart damage.

In addition, flavoring ingredients in e-cigarettes, such as mint-like flavors, candy flavors, and fruit flavors like mangoes and cherries, which may cause health damage, are almost unknown.

The report writes that although most of the ingredients are considered safe when taken orally, the effects of these ingredients on the systemic system after inhalation are still unknown.

Since electronic smoking is a recent epidemic, there is currently little medical literature on human systems. Ward and colleagues were commissioned to conduct research to examine medical literature related to the human system to assess possible effects on the cardiovascular system.

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