Switching to vaping reduces the risk of heart disease


The results of a new study published in the journal Circulation show that smokers who switch exclusively to vaping reduce the risk of heart disease by 34%.

Using long-term follow-up, the research team analyzed data from 32,000 adult tobacco users who participated in the nationally representative Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) over a six-year period from 2013 to 2019. The researchers evaluated patterns of vaping and smoking. And then compared them with cases of cardiovascular disease, which they themselves reported. such as stroke, heart attack and heart failure.

The collected data showed that smokers compared to non-smokers were at risk of heart disease 1.8 times higher. While the risk for exclusively vapers was not statistically different. Thus, the study concluded that there is a significant association between smoking and heart disease. But not between vaping and heart disease.

Reversing the effects of smoking
On the other hand, another recent study titled Tobacco Use Disorders and Cardiovascular Health reports that use of combustible tobacco products, smokeless tobacco, and electronic nicotine delivery systems increases the incidence of both acute and chronic cardiovascular disease. The researchers added that these harmful effects can be reversed relatively quickly after withdrawal.

Because of this, the research team recommended more traditional smoking cessation methods. “Recommended treatment for smoking cessation includes offering pharmacotherapy, counseling. It should emphasize the rapid risk reduction that occurs after smoking cessation and adequate follow-up contacts.”

While a study that collected data from 175,546 respondents who participated in the annual National Health Survey between 2014 and 2019 found that daily e-cigarette use was associated with a higher rate of heart attacks only among people who currently They also smoke regular cigarettes. In addition, no evidence of an increased risk was found among those who never smoked.

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