Even after smoking just one e-cigarette containing nicotine, healthy non-smoking people were found to develop a biological market that is known to raise the risk of heart disease in regular tobacco user, as per the new study. The study published in ‘Journal of the American Heart Association’ showed that nicotine is not as harmless as it seems and can impact the health of a smoker in multiple ways, and not just simply triggering addiction.
The introduction of e-cigarettes is fairly new and thus, its long-term effects are yet to be fully discovered. And the science community has had different sets of opinion about the safety of e-cigarettes. Recently, a renowned medical research group in UK suggested that tobacco switchers can shift to e-cigs in order to quit, but on the contrary, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that there’s hardly any evidence to prove that e-cigs do help as tool for smoking cessation. At the same time, the body of study on health risk is gradually increasing. A study conducted in 2015 found that the vapor of e-cig causes damages to the immune system of mice. Last year, another study discovered that e-cigs creates 31 hazardous chemicals, including some that may lead to causing cancer.
Researchers believe, that such studies will challenge the beliefs of nicotine being a benign substance and does not possess a considerable health risk. For people who regularly smoke, a shift to e-cigarettes is good, as they have less carcinogens in orders of magnitude compared to regular cigarettes. However, for non-smokers it is strongly advisable not to start smoking with electronic cigarettes.