Vaping is 'NOT worth' the potential heart risk, researchers warn

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Vaping is 'NOT worth' the potential heart risk, researchers warn amid spate of nearly 40 deaths and 1,900 illnesses linked to e-cigarettes in US E-cigarettes have been marketed as 'safer' than cigarettes Cigarettes are the number one preventable risk factor for heart disease  Mysterious lung illnesses linked to the devices have killed 39 in the US - but the long-term effects are not yet known  An Ohio State University review of the the research that's been done so far suggests that vaping is damaging to the heart and blood vessels Though the study authors say much more research is needed on the long-term effects, short-term evidence suggests vaping is 'not worth the risks'  

By Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 05:07 GMT, 7 November 2019 | Updated: 06:25 GMT, 7 November 2019

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Vaping can still cause heart disease despite being touted as a healthy alternative to smoking, warns a new study.

On top of nicotine, research shows vapes contain particulate matter, metals and flavorings - all of which contribute to cardiovascular problems.

The US has seen nearly 40 deaths linked to short-term use of e-cigarettes, and the immediate effects on the heart and blood vessels seen in the handful of completed studies suggest they could do long-term cardiovascular damage. 

Simply put: vaping is 'just not worth the risk,' said lead author of the new Ohio State University study, Nicholas Buchanan. 

A new review of early research on the heart and blood vessel effects of vaping suggests that the devices are far from 'safe,' warn Ohio State University researchers (file)

A new review of early research on the heart and blood vessel effects of vaping suggests that the devices are far from 'safe,' warn Ohio State University researchers (file) 

He and his team reviewed the research that's been done on the cardiovascular effects of e-cigarettes so far and, though they say many more and larger studies are desperately needed, the early evidence suggests the devices cannot be called 'safe.'

Vaping has increased from around seven million users in 2011 to 41 million last year - with a projected increase to more than 55 million by 2021, according to the World

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