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Dual use of traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes may not reduce heart disease risk

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Circulation
Reuters Health - 04/01/2021 - Smokers who replace some of their traditional cigarettes with e-cigarettes do not reduce their levels of biomarkers associated with heart disease risk, a new study suggests. In an analysis of data from more than 7,000 adults, researchers found participants who exclusively vaped had the same levels of inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers as non-smokers, but smokers with mixed use had similar levels to those who used traditional cigarettes only, according to the report published in Circulation. Because e-cigarettes are so new, it's not possible to evaluate long-term outcomes, said the study's lead author, Andrew Stokes, an assistant professor in the department of global health at the Boston University School of Public Health. "But we can look for evidence of subclinical cardiovascular harm through biomarkers," Stokes said. "And we find that there is no evidence that using both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes, one of...


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