Why WHO No Longer Says that Vaping Causes Heart Attacks

Why WHO No Longer Says that Vaping Causes Heart Attacks

Vaping is getting more and more popular as the days go by, and the World Health Organization observed a steady decrease in the estimated number of smokers worldwide, especially among males. The growing trend of vaping also gave rise to speculations that vaping negatively affects the human body. The Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) even had an study written by Dharma Bhatta, Ph.D., and Stanton Glantz, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, stating that e-cigarettes cause heart attacks.


The article in JAHA seemingly supported other claims that e-cigarettes cause heart attacks. The internet is currently populated by multiple pieces of information regarding this subject citing Dharma Bhatta’s article. The webpages from 2019 that cited the article are still visible today, in 2021, even after both the World Health Organization and the journal retracted it. The study failed to account for what happened first, the heart attack or them vaping.

The Study Participants had Heart Attacks Before They Started Vaping

The majority of the people who participated in Bhatta and Glantz’s study apparently experienced heart attacks before they even started vaping. Any findings that show that these people have heart attacks will be skewed and only paint vaping in a bad light.

The article is still out there even after being retracted, which means that many people can still believe that vape can cause heart attacks. Potential new vapers might be discouraged from getting a new pod system or even a disposable RELX. What’s worse is that the ones who conducted the study still stand by their research.

The Data Used are Preliminary

Michael Blaha, director of clinical research for Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, noted that while Bhatta and Glantz’s study had accurate data, it may have missed contextual data that could have tempered the conclusions. Besides the lack of contextual data, there haven’t been any studies examining the effect of chronic and long-term use of e-cigarettes on incidences of heart diseases.

There may be some connection between e-cigarettes and coronary heart disease, lung diseases, and asthma, but any possible links should not be overstated or understated. The data are preliminary and are still currently inconclusive.

Vapers Stand Behind the Usefulness of Vaping as an Alternative to Smoking

Regardless of what medical studies may say about vaping, many people still stand behind vaping’s usefulness compared to smoking. Vaping has multiple benefits over smoking while retaining the satisfying experience of cigarette smoking.

Many vapers are against Bhatta and Glantz’s article since vapes don’t contain the 7,000 harmful byproducts that cigarettes typically contain. Vaping is considered less harmful than smoking, which is why vapers don’t easily believe what other people say.

According to Professor Linda Bauld of Cancer Research UK, nicotine may be addictive, but what damages the DNA and causes cancer are the thousands of chemicals in cigarettes. Because vapes do not contain such chemicals, vapers are safer than smokers. People also consume nicotine in a healthier way when they vape while being able to taste different flavors depending on the liquid they use.

First-time Filipino vapers can get started vaping with new e-cigarettes kits for vaping or a disposable vape from Bright Tech Philippines. There’s no need to worry about suffering from heart attacks when vaping, as long as they’re living relatively healthy lifestyles since the chemicals in cigarettes are the ones causing heart attacks.

You can get started on vaping now with a vape starter kit of your choice. Visit brighttech.ph now and get the vaporizer that you need.



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