American research shows that electronic cigarettes are more dangerous than many people think: those of smokers have an increased risk of heart attack and depression, according to German magazine Focus.
“Those who smoke electronic cigarettes, risk of heart attack is higher by 56% compared to non-smokers. The risk of stroke is higher by about 30%, – the publication reports. Coronary heart disease develops in them about 10% more often, and diseases of the circulatory system, such as thrombosis – often by 44%. Of depression, anxiety and other emotional disorders are found they are twice as likely than non-smokers”.
To such conclusion scientists from the University of Kansas in Wichita, analyzed the results of surveys conducted in 2014, 2016 and 2018 by the Centre for control and prevention of diseases of the United States. The study involved 96 467 people. Participants who smoked electronic cigarettes, the average was 33 years, says the publication.
“We found that no matter how often someone smokes e-cigarettes, says study leader Professor Mohinder Windham. Even if it happens only in some days of the week, the chance of developing a heart attack or coronary heart disease is still growing”.
“This study refutes the widespread opinion that electronic cigarettes are considerably less hazardous than regular cigarettes because they do not producing smoke and thus the lungs will contain less toxic substances formed in the combustion process,” – said in the article. However, electronic cigarettes represent a complex “cocktail of chemicals”: liquid for electronic cigarettes can contain glycerin, propylene, glycol and various flavorings and other chemicals.