Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are said to be safer than regular cigarettes. Is this true? The jury is still out because long term results on vaping are lacking. What is known for certain is that e-cigarettes keep people addicted to nicotine.
Smoking tobacco increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. This appears to also be true for e-cigarettes. A new study in ‘The American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that people who both smoke and vape have a higher risk of coronary artery disease than those who just smoke or just vape
Another study from UC San Francisco found that daily vaping by itself nearly doubled the risk of having a heart attack.
Another major concern about e-cigarettes is that they can get kids hooked on nicotine, increasing the risk that they will smoke tobacco. With all of this in mind we find no reason to encourage the use of e-cigarettes. We would certainly discourage children from vaping.