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Vaping may help your addiction but probably not your heart

A new study in the US has found that the flavourings in e-cigarettes, especially cherry, menthol and cinnamon, are likely to cause long-term damage to the heart. The findings show that vaping and some flavourings, even without nicotine, triggered blood vessel dysfunction that can increase the risk of heart disease.

Curtin University Research Fellow Dr Michelle Jongenelis is an expert on tobacco and e-cigarette use, she told Oliver Peterson that people shouldn’t think that just because e-cig flavours don’t contain nicotine, that they aren’t harmful.

“We’ve known for quite some time that these products contain really toxic chemicals that have been linked with cancer and lung disease but more recently we’ve got evidence it’s linked to heart disease as well.”

 

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