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Vaping As Bad For Your Heart As Smoking Cigarettes, Study Finds

A new study suggests that, as far as your heart is concerned, vaping may be just as bad as smoking. As reported by the Telegraph, "Researchers said a typical vaping session had a similar impact on stiffness of the aorta - the main artery into the heart - as smoking one regular cigarette." Specifically the study said a 30 minute vaping session had a similar impact on the heart as 5 minutes of smoking a cigarette.

UP IN SMOKE: If you smoke e-cigarettes, there's a good chance you're doing so in order to reduce your health risks compared to smoking tobacco cigarettes. But, you should know that even e-cigarettes come with risks, including exposure to the "popcorn lung" chemical diacetyl and other chemicals with every puff. Diacetyl and related chemicals are linked to respiratory damage, including inflammation and permanent scarring of the airways.