A preliminary study to be presented at the International Stroke Conference of the American Stroke Association 2019 stated that The use of electronic cigarettes increases the chances of suffering blows, heart attack and coronary heart disease.
The report, which will be presented between 6 and 8 February in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Cerebrovascular Accident Conference, showed that in 2016, 3.2 percent of adults in the US and US were 11.3 percent of high school students busy using electronic cigarettes for the 30 days prior to a national survey; In addition, it has been observed that its use among young people increased by 900 percent between 2011 and 2015.
In the largest study so far, electronic cigarettes and stroke investigated a database of 400,000 respondents. All data was collected from residents of the 50 countries on their risk behaviors related to health, chronic health conditions and the use of preventive services.
"Compared to non-users, the users of electronic cigarettes were younger, had a lower body mass index and a lower rate of diabetes," says Paul M. Ndunda, MD, study author and assistant professor at The School of Medicine of the University of Kansas in Wichita (USA) .
The American Heart Association warns against the use of electronic cigarettes, stating that nicotine contains tobacco products that must be subject to all laws applicable to these products. It also requires new and robust rules to prevent access and sales to young people and further research on the product's health impact.
The relationship between the consumption of electronic cigarettes and diseases is not new. It is suspected that two chemicals commonly used for the taste of electronic cigarettes may affect the function of respiratory cilia, hair extracting waste and human airway microbes, according to a study conducted by Harvard T.H. Chan Public Health School (USA).
Previously, it has been associated with bronchiolitis obliterans, a debilitating lung disease called "popcorn lung" because it first appeared in workers who inhaled the taste of artificial butter at microwave popcorn processing plants. .
It does not cease to be a curiosity that these electronic cigarettes prove to be effective instruments to stop the habit of smoking. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last week showed that 18% of smokers using battery powered devices managed to avoid fuel cigarettes for one year compared to 9.9% of those who rely on therapies of nicotine replacement for the same purpose.
In the largest study so far, electronic cigarettes and stroke investigated a database of 400,000 respondents. This database, the study of the behavioral risk factor monitoring system (BRFSS) in 2016, collected data from residents of the 50 states on their health-related risk behavior, chronic health conditions, and the use of preventive services.