Study finds e-cig flavors can damage cardiovascular cells

Study finds e-cig flavors can damage cardiovascular cells

E-cigarette flavors can damage the cells that line your blood vessels and perhaps your heart health down the line, according to a new study of human cells in the lab. The study, co-written by Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar, Director of the Envirome Institute at the University of Louisville, published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, adds to growing evidence that the flavored "e-liquids" used in vapes can hinder human cells' ability to survive and function. The authors say these changes, some observed in the absence of nicotine, are known to play a role in heart disease.

CNN, Study finds e-cig flavors can damage cardiovascular cells

May 28, 2019, By Michael Nedelman

E-cigarette flavors can damage the cells that line your blood vessels and perhaps your heart health down the line, according to a new study of human cells in the lab. The study, co-written by Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar, Director of the Envirome Institute at the University of Louisville, published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, adds to growing evidence that the flavored "e-liquids" used in vapes can hinder human cells' ability to survive and function. The authors say these changes, some observed in the absence of nicotine, are known to play a role in heart disease.