Vaping associated with increased risk of heart attack and strokes

20 February 2019
2 min read
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An investigation into the health of vapers discovered they are 71 per cent more likely to have a stroke, 58 per cent more likely to suffer from a heart attack and 40 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease.

The largest study to date examined 400,000 e-cigarette users and is the first of its kind to suggest a relationship between use of e-cigarettes and the risk of a stroke.

The number of vapers in the United Kingdom topped three million last year and vaping has been adopted by the NHS as device to help people stop smoking. Research from Queens Mary University of London has since found that e-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement treatments at helping smokers quit.

These findings have prompted calls from oral health campaigners to remind people that e-cigarettes should be used to help come off tobacco rather than replace it.

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