Scientists have discovered a problem related to vaping, and it affects an organ totally different from the lungs.
Short disclaimer: before some of you think "so what about cigarettes?" know that I don't smoke and I don't like either the classic or the electronic cigarette. I think, perhaps wrongly, that the electronic cigarette is less harmful to the body, but I don't have the skills to evaluate. And around I see more and more negative clues also on vaping.
A joint study conducted by New York University and from Johns Hopkins found that men who smoke e-cigarettes are 2,4 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction than their non-vaping counterparts. an unpleasant situation for those who prefer vape, marketed as healthier (not for this aspect).
The "indicted" vape study
I tell you right away that these results do not seem like a joke. The large sample of the study includes 45.971 men between the ages of 20 and 65, differentiated between those who have cardiovascular problems and those who do not. This last point is important, as recent research suggests that ED may be an indicator of heart disease.
Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the study notes that even "real" cigarette smoking has long been linked to erectile dysfunction, and this is one of the components that has contributed (paradoxically) to the success of the e-cigarette. And instead.
"Many people use vaping as a form of harm reduction from smoking or to quit smoking. This is why the relationship between vaping products and erectile dysfunction needs to be investigated. It serves to better understand the potential implications for men's sexual health. ", He says Omar El-Shahawy, lead author of the study.
It looks bad from smoking of all sorts
Our analyzes took into account the cigarette smoking history of participants, including those who have never been cigarette smokers. Because of this, it is possible that daily vaping of e-cigarettes may be associated with a higher likelihood of erectile dysfunction regardless of one's smoking history.Omar El-Shahawy, research fellow in NYU Langone's Department of Population Health
Should new confirmations arrive, the words "can cause erectile dysfunction" could be another nail on the coffin of the vape. Maybe. I still dream of a future where no one spends time "sucking" and smoking sticks of all kinds, of paper or iron.