Nicotine demonized, e-cigarette criticized, it is an anthology of studies that have been accumulating for years now against vaping. According to researchers, electronic cigarettes containing nicotine increase the risk of blood clots forming. Worse still, the nicotine vape would have an impact similar to smoking on the human body ...
During the International Congress of the European Society of Pneumology, researchers have presented a new study on the subject: according to their results, the e-cigarette containing nicotine increases the risk of blood clots.
Trials were conducted with 22 participants, aged 18 to 45, in good health. Each volunteer was tested before and after taking 30 puffs of an e-cigarette containing nicotine, and before and after 30 puffs of an e-cigarette containing no nicotine. These two sets of tests were performed on separate occasions, at least one week apart.
"Similar impacts on the body to those of the consumption of traditional cigarettes" - Gustaf lyytinen
Before each of the tests began, the researchers measured the participants' heart rate and blood pressure and took a blood sample. The same examinations were carried out after 15 minutes of use, then 60 minutes later. Scientists also used a laser to observe blood vessels before and after using electronic cigarettes.
In the group who vaped nicotine, the research team saw an average increase in blood clots: they were 23% more numerous after 15 minutes, then returned to normal levels after 60 minutes. At the same time, the participants' heart rate was higher: it went from 66 beats per minute to an average of 73 bpm.
Blood pressure went from an average of 108 millimeters of mercury / mmHg to 117 mmHg. Right after using the e-cigarette containing nicotine, the participants' blood vessels became narrower. " These effects were not seen after volunteers used electronic cigarettes that did not contain nicotine., specify the authors of the study. Nicotine is known to increase the levels of hormones, such as adrenaline, in the body, which in turn can increase the formation of blood clots." page (in French).
« Our results suggest that the use of electronic cigarettes containing nicotine has similar impacts on the body to those of the consumption of traditional cigarettes.", Adds Gustaf lyytinen, researcher at the Karolina Institute in Stockholm and main author of this research.
According to him, with such effects, electronic cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attack or stroke in the long term.