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Do e-cigarette users have a higher chance of health problems?

Vaping is a popular trend at the moment, but it is also a controversial topic. There are many reasons to believe that this seemingly benign activity is actually quite dangerous, as there is ever-increasing evidence that links this activity to various health complications. Many people believe that vaping is a safer alternative to smoking, but that is likely not the case. 

The findings of recent studies link vaping with an increased chance of heart attack and stroke. E-cigarettes are actually much more dangerous than consumers believe, which is concerning because people who are at risk may be completely unaware. In fact, many in Illinois think vaping is a safe way to reduce their tobacco consumption and eventually stop smoking traditional cigarettes.

A serious health concern

If you vape, you should be aware of the risk you could be taking with your health by continuing to use e-cigarettes. You may feel fine now and show no evidence of health problems, but the long-term implications are serious. According to the findings of this study, when you compare yourself to someone who does not vape, you are facing any or all of the following consequences: 

  • A 59% higher chance of a heart attack or angina
  • A 40% higher chance of developing heart disease
  • A 71% higher chance of having a stroke at some point

Researchers looked at all factors that could impact a person's health when trying to determine if vaping increases the chance of negative health-related events. The above statistics hold true, even after taking out factors such as obesity and preexisting conditions. This means that if you vape and have other health issues, your risks of complications are even higher. 

Who is at risk?

Unfortunately, vaping is especially prevalent among younger people. Approximately 11% of high school students reported using e-cigarettes, and between the years of 2011 and 2015, the number of younger individuals who were vaping on a regular basis was up by 900%. It is unclear exactly which components or chemicals in e-cigarettes cause the increased inflammation and health risks.

The rights of victims

There is sufficient reason to believe that vaping is dangerous for consumers, especially younger individuals. If you suffered as a result of e-cigarettes or another type of dangerous consumer product, you have options. Through a civil claim, you may be able to recoup some of your losses and hold the liable parties accountable for what you suffered. These claims can be complex, which is why you may want to work with an experienced attorney from the very beginning.

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