Cardiologists warn about the risks of vaping

Two cardiovascular specialists review the latest scientific studies on the cardiovascular effects of cigarette smoking versus electronic cigarettes in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, and published by Elsevier. The authors, Arash Nayeri, MD, and Holly Middlekauff, MD, of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, conclude that young non-smokers should be discouraged from vaping, flavours targeted towards adolescents should be banned, and laws and regulations restricting their availability to American youth should be passed and strictly enforced.

In an accompanying editorial, Canada’s foremost expert on smoking cessation, Andrew Pipe, MD, of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, cautions to “look before you leap.”

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