It’s no secret that smoking wrecks your health.
This common habit can lead to cancer, heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, and more.
But rather than quitting altogether, many smokers—both social and regular users—turn to e-cigarettes as a “safer” alternative to tobacco.
Well—that’s a BIG mistake.
Because new research shows there’s NOTHING safe about e-cigs… especially when it comes to your health.
Here’s everything you need to know…
Blood clots increase by 25 percent
According to a recent study, e-cigarettes that contain nicotine carry many of the same risks as regular cigarettes.
To analyze these effects, researchers focused on a small group of 22 Swedish men and women, all between 18 and 45 years old. Outside of being occasional smokers, all subjects were considered to be “healthy.”
Ultimately, researchers found that blood clots increased by 23 percent on average within just fifteen minutes of using a nicotine-filled e-cigarette. The levels returned to normal after about an hour. (But I hope that doesn’t give anyone a false sense of security.)
Not to mention, the researchers also saw a rise in resting heart rates—from 66 beats per minute, on average, up to 73 beats per minute. Along with increases in systolic blood pressure from 108 to 117 mmHg.
And this was after just 30 puffs from a nicotine-filled e-cigarette. (The same reaction was not analyzed after 30 puffs from an e-cigarette without nicotine.)
In other words, the results of this study are strikingly similar to what you would see with regular, nicotine-filled tobacco cigarettes… at least in the short term. And I think it’s pretty clear that long-term use of any of these addictive products will put you at risk of heart attack and stroke.
Vow to kick the habit—TODAY
While these results are obviously concerning, I’m glad to see the research being done. Especially because vaping is increasingly popular among younger generations.
But as this study reveals, there’s no safe way to smoke—especially when nicotine is involved.
So pardon the pun, but whether you’re a regular smoker or a “social” smoker, I really do hope that you take these findings to heart. And that you vow to kick the habit—starting TODAY.
I often recommend quitting cold turkey. In fact, I thoroughly explain how you can do just that in the February 2020 issue of my monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives (“Put down that cigarette and vape pen once and for all!”). If you’re not yet a subscriber, consider signing up today.
But if that’s not your style, there are patches and gums to help you quit, too. These products won’t subject your lungs to toxic compounds, and so far, they haven’t been linked to a higher risk of stroke, heart attack, or blood clots.
Whatever you do, just don’t trade one nasty habit (tobacco cigarettes) for another (nicotine-filled e-cigarettes).
“E-cigarettes containing nicotine cause blood clotting and make small blood vessels less adaptable.” EurekAlert, 09/05/2021. (eurekalert.org/news-releases/927263)