Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes INCREASE their chances of suffering a stroke, experts find – The Sun

SMOKERS who switch to e-cigarettes increase their chances of suffering a stroke, experts found.

And those who both vape and smoke almost double the risk over regular smokers.

The findings come from a study of 160,000 adults aged 18 to 44 in the US.

Dr Tarang Parekh, from George Mason University, Virginia, said: “It’s long been known that smoking cigarettes is among the most significant risk factors for stroke.

“Our study shows that young smokers who also use e-cigarettes put themselves at an even greater risk.

“This is an important message for young smokers who perceive e-cigarettes as less harmful and consider them a safer alternative.

 

“We have begun understanding the health impact of e-cigarettes and concomitant cigarette smoking, and it’s not good.

“This is an important message for smokers who think e-cigarettes are less harmful.”

Dr Parekh added: “Our findings demonstrate an additive harmful effect of e-cigarettes on smokers’ blood vessels, hearts and brains.”

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