Flavored e-cigarettes can damage blood vessels like traditional cigarettes, research says
Researchers with the Boston University School of Medicine said e-cigarettes may pose significant health risks despite their perception as being less harmful than traditional cigarettes.
CBS Boston reported on Thursday that the researchers looked at the short-term effects of flavoring chemicals used in e-cigarettes and discovered that flavor additives are directly toxic to blood vessels.
Over time, they said, the chemicals could lead to heart and blood vessel disease similar to that caused by traditional cigarettes, CBS Boston said.
CBS Boston said that the new research provides more reason for adults to avoid the popular product and for parents to discourage their children from using them.