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Friday, July 24, 2020

SMOKING COMPARED

from European Heart Journal

Cigarette smoking is harmful in a number of ways, but how does it compare with supposed safer alternatives—water pipes and vaping? The European Heart Journal published the world’s first review of the three types of smoking, specifically how much they stiffened arteries, indicating risk of heart disease and stroke, and contributed to deadly conditions, such as COPD and lung cancer. All three forms of tobacco use carry health dangers, although each has its own unique dangers. In addition, the authors from Germany wrote that smoking and vaping may increase the risk of infection by the coronavirus and making the infection more severe. They join with major health organizations in urging smokers to give up the habit, no matter which smoking method.

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