Vaping quickly became a part of popular culture despite the fact that nobody really had a clue how all that vapour would affect your body, other than some vague claims that it was healthier than smoking.
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Ever since that moment and the development of the vaping subculture, questions have been asked about just what the effects of it is. Well, now it looks like we are closer to that conclusion, as researchers from the European Society for Cardiology congress in Rome are now claiming that it could damage the aorta in a similar way to smoking. They stated that a 30 minute vaping session had the same effect on the heart as smoking a cigarette for five minutes.
Here’s what Professor Charalambos Vlachopoulos from the University of Athens Medical School said at the conference:
We measured aortic stiffness. If the aorta is stiff you multiply your risk of dying, either from heart diseases or from other causes.
The aorta is like a balloon next to the heart. The more stiff the balloon is, the more difficult for the heart to pump. It’s the most powerful biomarker we have for estimating cardiovascular disease.
There could be long-term heart dangers. They are far more dangerous than people realise. I wouldn’t recommend them now as a method to give up smoking. I think the UK has rushed into adopting this method.
Great – something else that is a completely bad idea that a lot of people enjoy. Go figure.
However, it’s also important to remember that this directly contradicts a study from Public Health England (PHE), which last year said vaping is 95% less harmful than tobacco. I guess we don’t know who to believe, but you might as well quit vaping – as well as everything else you enjoy – if you ever want to live a full and healthy life.
For more vaping, check out this teenager accidentally vaping his dad’s urine. Lol.