E-cigarettes are not associated with increased heart attack incidence among people without a history of smoking combustible cigarettes, according to a new study.

It found previous research claiming such a link to be methodologically flawed. The paper, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, refuted three earlier studies which had broadly associated e-cigs with higher risk of heart attack, even among people who’d never smoked.

“Among never-smokers, the use of electronic cigarettes is not associated with an increased risk of having a heart attack,” Dr. Michael Siegel, a community health sciences professor at Boston University and one of the authors of the new study, told Filter.

A 2018 study, also published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, claimed that daily vapers increased their odds of heart attack. Yet it only included participants who used both e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes—none who used e-cigarettes alone.

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Kevin Garcia – Filter – 2021-08-23.

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