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Health effects of e-cigarettes

A new study reports e-cigarettes could be associated with an increase in the health problems linked to heart disease.

Speaking on 3AW Breakfast, report author, Dr Holly Middlekauff, Professor of Cardiology at the University of California said the report found two main risk-factors.

‘Electronic cigarette use seems to increase the adrenaline levels that are feeding the heart, which has been associated with heart-attacks and sudden death, and e-ciggarettes seem to reduce the levels of oxidative stress’ she explained.

Dr Middlekauff is currently undergoing research on the effects of e-cigarettes compared to tobacco cigarettes.

‘Electronic cigarette use has real adverse physiologic effects and they’re not harmless’ she said.

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