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E-Cigs linked to heart attacks

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August 27, 2018

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An analysis of health data concludes that e-cigarette use, adjusted for smoking conventional cigarettes and other risk factors, is associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction, which is commonly known as a heart attack caused by blockage of the arteries. Scientists noted that dual use of e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes—the most common use pattern among e-cigarette users—is more dangerous than using either product alone. The study was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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