Researchers suggest that “even without the smoke of combustible cigarette products, there may be a smoldering fire of adverse health effects.”
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e-cigarette flavorings may pose heart riskSo his team tried the next best thing for a study published Monday: In laboratory dishes, they grew cells that normally line healthy human blood vessels.They exposed the cells to six different e-cigarette flavorings, testing if the flavors -- and not just the nicotine -- caused any effects.Another study at a recent heart meeting looked at health records to conclude e-cigarette users had a higher risk of heart attack than people who neither vape nor use tobacco products, but that, too, was only a clue, not proof.Wu's team plans additional studies. The researchers are working with so-called "iPS cells," ordinary cells taken from healthy volunteers and reprogrammed into a state where they can be grown into any type of tissue.
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