‘Smoking traditional, e-cigarettes may increase risk of stroke’
Ateam of scientists at George Mason University, Fairfax, United States of America, has uncovered that electronic cigarettes may increase the stoke of having a stroke.
According to medicalnewstoday.com, the study identified that young adults who smoked both traditional and e-cigarettes were almost twice as likely to have a stroke compared with conventional cigarette smokers.
The study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine relied on self-reported data.
“This risk rose to almost three times as likely when compared with non-smokers. The results of the study also showed there was no clear advantage to switching from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes.
“however, people using e-cigarettes who had never smoked before did not display an increased stroke risk. This may be down to factors including young age and normal heart health.
“Our findings prove the need for large-scale and longterm studies to confirm which detrimental health effects that e-cigarettes are causing and which ingredients are responsible. This is an important message for young smokers who perceive e-cigarettes as less harmful and consider them a safer alternative,” the researchers wrote.