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E-cigarettes do not appear to confer heart benefits to users who also smoke traditional cigarettes

Journal
Circulation
Reuters Health - 11/05/2022 - Compared with people who smoke only traditional cigarettes, those who use them in combination with e-cigarettes do not have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests. An analysis of data from more than 24,000 American adults revealed that dual users did not differ from exclusive smokers of traditional cigarettes for any cardiovascular outcomes. However, the risk of cardiovascular events in people who only vaped was not significantly different from the risk in those who neither vaped nor smoked traditional cigarettes, researchers report in Circulation. "The fact that dual use - using both traditional, combustible cigarettes and e-cigarettes - had similar cardiovascular disease risk to smoking cigarettes only is an important finding as many Americans are taking up e-cigarettes in an attempt to reduce smoking for what they perceive is a lower risk," senior author Dr. Andrew C. Stokes of the Boston University School of Pu...


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