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E-cigarettes linked to increased arterial stiffness, blood pressure and heart rate in humans

20:00 EDT 9 Sep 2017 | AAAS

(European Lung Foundation) New research, to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, has shown for the first time that e-cigarettes with nicotine cause a stiffening of the arteries in humans. This has important implications for the use of e-cigarettes, as arterial stiffness is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life.

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