Scientist have recently found that certain vaping flavors could put users at a higher risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.
At the Stanford University School of Medicine, research was performed where it was discovered that among multiple flavors tested — two particular flavors were the most damaging.
The study found that blood vessels when exposed to vape fluid began to exhibit “significantly increased levels” of cell death and DNA damage.
Additionally, they discovered that this varies from flavor to flavor.
Fruit, sweet tobacco, menthol, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, cinnamon and tobacco were among the types of e-liquid they tested.
In addition, they also tested e-liquids with varied nicotine content.
They took a look at ones with six milligrams of nicotine, zero milligrams, and eighteen milligrams.
After their research, they found that cinnamon and menthol flavors are the worst for your cells as well as your DNA.
The senior author of the study, Professor Joseph Wu, said:
“Until now, we had no data about how these e-liquids affect human endothelial cells.”
“This study clearly shows that e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes.”
“When we exposed the cells to six different flavours of e-liquid with varying levels of nicotine, we saw significant damage.”
Their study revealed that for the most part, the liquid were “moderately toxic” to cells, whereas there was “significantly increased” cell damage shown by both the cinnamon and menthol liquids.
The above includes the variations without nicotine.
It has also been heavily suggested that multiple types of e-liquid flavor can damage lung function.
Published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the findings were revealed that caramel and popcorn flavors can disrupt cell growth.
Cinnamon nor caramel and/or vanilla flavors were as bad at disrupting cell growth but each of the a fore mentioned flavors revealed multiple signs of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction.
The scientists looked into the amount of nicotine that is absorbed into the blood between those who smoke traditional cigarettes and those who vape.
After about 10 minutes of smoking, the nicotine levels were comparable between both.
“When you’re smoking a traditional cigarette, you have a sense of how many cigarettes you’re smoking,” study co-lead Dr. Won Hee who is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona shared.
“But e-cigarettes can be deceptive. It’s much easier to expose yourself to a much higher level of nicotine over a shorter time period.”
“And now we know that e-cigarettes are likely to have other significantly toxic effects on vascular function as well.”
“It’s important for e-cigarette users to realize that these chemicals are circulating within their bodies and affecting their vascular health.”
The increasing popularity of vaping has been inspired by both electronic cigarettes and aromatherapy. The latter has been practiced around the world for centuries and as time goes on, more scientific data continues to support its methods.
While people smoke partly to relive anxiety and improve mood, aromatherapy has show to achieve the same results without the dangers of inhaling tobacco.
To learn more on healthier alternatives to vaping, click here.
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