E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Heart and Brain Damage

E-cigarettes could increase risk of heart and brain damage a study suggests. Though vaping devices are implemented as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, they still raise health risks. According to the study research by Public Health, e-cigarettes release toxic substances into the vapors.


The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conducted a new study during the study, some heating coils in e-cigarettes and contaminates aerosols that the user inhales leaked significant amounts of lead and other toxic metals. The scientist used a number of the 56 e-cigarette devices in the study generated aerosols that contained unsafe amounts of lead, manganese, nickel, chromium, and zinc, scientists discovered.

Inhaling these metals constantly can lead to liver, cardiovascular, lung, immune and brain damage, and cancers. The research which reports that e-cigarettes could increase risk of heart and brain damage was published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

Senior author Ana María Rule, an air pollution researcher at John Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health says that The Food and Drug Administration, vapers, and the e-cigarette companies should know that these heating coils seem to be releasing toxic substances.

The researchers say their findings “suggest that using e-cigarettes instead of conventional cigarettes may result in less exposure to cadmium but not to other hazardous metals found in tobacco.”

Vaping is now popular smoke—is popular especially among as it provides a nicotine “hit” and the look and feel of tobacco smoking.  An e-cigarette contains harmful chemicals and flavorings that damage cells in standard toxicology tests. The researchers plan to conduct more deep research to map out the health risks of vaping.


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