First comparison of dangers of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes and waterpipes

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Smoking and vaping, whether by means of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes or waterpipes, stiffens the arteries, causes inflammation and damages DNA, leading to a variety of health problems, according to a study published today in the European Heart Journal.

In addition, smoking and vaping may increase the risk of people being infected by COVID-19, suffering worse symptoms and dying from it, say the researchers. They join the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the European Society of Cardiology in urging smokers to try to give up the habit, regardless of which smoking method they use.

The study is the world’s first comparison of the effects of the three forms of smoking and vaping on human health and the function of cells that line blood vessels (the endothelium). It provides an overview of the available evidence about the  produced and the mechanisms by which smoking and vaping affect the body. The researchers also looked at the effects of each on  ranging from stroke to heart attacks and lung cancer.

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European Society of Cardiology – Medical Press – June 26, 2020.

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