The electronic cigarette, do we need to worry?

  • Maja-Lisa Løchen
  • European Heart Journal, June 2017, Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehx286

Electronic cigarette and CVD effect

What is it about?

This is a commentary about the use of E-cigarettes which is is increasing and pushed by effective marketing by the tobacco industry. The effects of the cardiovascular system is not well known. A recent study showed that e-cigarette use was related to increased symptathetic Activity and oxidative stress, which again may be Associated With rised cardiovascular risk.

Why is it important?

There is no reason to believe that e-cigarettes are harmless. More high quality studies are needed.


Maja-Lisa Løchen
UiT Norges arktiske universitet

The tobacco industry has published many studies claiming that e-cigarettes are harmless. New studies by neutral scientists are warranted, and some recent reviews have presented knowledge about several negative health effects. E-cigarettes do not seem to be effective in quitting smoking.

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