E-cigarettes may slow down your heart rate

The new research was led by Daniel J. Conklin, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

Prof. Conklin and his colleagues set out to examine the effect of two aerosols commonly found in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes): propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin.

Although more and more people turn to e-cigarettes because of their perceived diminished health risks when compared with traditional cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warn that aerosols often contain cancer-causing chemicals and heavy metals, among other things.

The CDC also admit that the exact “health effects and potentially harmful doses of heated and aerosolized constituents of e-cigarette liquids […] are not completely understood.”


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