UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — New research suggests e-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of a heart attack.
Scientists in Sweden recently tested how nicotine can affect health; to test this participants smoked e-cigarettes with nicotine and e-cigarettes without nicotine.
Prior to the study, none of the participants had used vapor devices before and they were all deemed as healthy.
The results suggest that smoking an e-cigarette with nicotine, for 30 minutes or more, can increase blood pressure, heart rate and stiffen arteries.
However, participants who smoked without nicotine had no similar effects.
The lead researcher in the study, Magnus Lundback, said people use e-cigarettes as a healthy substitute for tobacco cigarettes, but new research suggests there are, “several adverse health effects.”
Lundback did acknowledge the side effects of smoking e-cigarettes with nicotine were only temporary, however chronic exposure could lead to permanent effects.