Recent study says vaping is likely bad for your heart

Frequent e-cigarette use puts you at risk

By Melanie Lawson - The Morning Show anchor
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla - New research shows e-cigarette use is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and heart attack. 

According to the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session, e-cigarette users are 56 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 30 percent more likely to have a stroke than non-users.

They analyzed nearly 100,000 people who responded to the 2014, 2016 and 2017 National Health Interview Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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Traditional cigarettes still pose the greatest risk for heart attacks and heart disease, with a 165 percent higher chance of a heart attack than a non-smoker, but the study found that e-cigarettes are not harmless to the heart.

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