A new study has revealed that flavors added to vaping devices are dangerous for the heart. Researchers said that such devices can cause serious damage to the heart and lungs as well. The latest findings are an indication that vaping is as toxic as conventional cigarettes. Alone in the United States, fruit and candy flavors vaping devices expose millions of youngsters to cardio related problems. It can disrupt the normal electrical activity of a healthy heart. The study, however, underlined that there has been no clear understanding about what actually happens when vaporized flavoring molecules reach the heart after inhaling. The research was published in an American journal. It was authored by Professor Sami Noujaim from the University of South Florida.
The study noted that vaping surely interferes with the normal functioning of the heart. It has the potential to cause rhythm disturbances. Researchers arrived at the conclusion after they studied the data from a series of experiments on the toxicity of vape flavorings in cardiac cells. Researchers said that they tested the toxicity of fruit flavor, cinnamon, and vanilla custard in mouse cardiac muscle cells. The cells were then cultured in a laboratory. Researchers also derived cardiac cells from human pluripotent stem cells. These cells were then exposed to the vapors. The findings concluded that it affected the beating rate of cells.
This means flavoring chemicals to vaping devices can increase the risk of damaging the heart even more than what nicotine can do. Notably, flavored vaping is hugely popular among teens and young adults in recent times. The electronic nicotine delivery system has gained the attention of the governments due to its adverse impact on health. The battery-powered device converts liquid into a vapor that is inhaled. In other terms, it is also called an electronic cigarette. The device comes with cartridges that are refilled. As many as 40 counties have banned e-cigarettes. In the US, the administration has asked health officials to begin cracking down on most flavored e-cigarettes.