Sign up for Englemed updates from TwitterSign up for Englemed updates from Facebook
Contact Englemed
Our contact email address.
We can provide a specialist, tailored health and medical news service for your site.
Click here for more information
RSS graphic XML Graphic Add to Google
About Englemed news services - services and policies.
Englemed News Blog - Ten years and counting.
Diary of a reluctant allergy sufferer - How the British National Health Service deals with allergy.
BookshopFor books on women's health, healthy eating ideas, mental health issues, diabetes, etc click here
Copyright Notice. All reports, text and layout copyright Englemed Ltd, 52 Perry Avenue, Birmingham UK B42 2NE. Co Registered in England No 7053778 Some photos copyright Englemed Ltd, others may be used with permission of copyright owners.
Disclaimer: Englemed is a news service and does not provide health advice. Advice should be taken from a medical professional or appropriate health professional about any course of treatment or therapy.
Skin contact affects babies' pain response
Fri September 25th - Skin to skin contact between a parent and newborn baby reduces the infant’s response to pain, a new study has found. More
Human heart atlas could guide personalised treatments
Fri September 25th - A cellular and molecular map of the healthy human heart has been created to help clinicians understand what goes wrong in cardiovascular disease. More
On 08/02/2018 David Kelly wrote:
Would you like to write a piece about this to be i... on Researchers unveil new pain re...
On 23/10/2017 Cristina Pereira wrote: on HIV breakthrough - MRC...
On 12/09/2017 Aparna srikantam wrote:
Brilliant finding! indeed a break through in under... on Leprosy research breakthrough...
On 01/07/2017 Annetta wrote:
I have been diagnosed with COPD for over 12 years.... on Seaweed plan for antimicrobial...
On 12/03/2017 Steph wrote:
The photo you have paired with this article is its... on 'Fat shaming' limits...

Call to limit vaping ads to safeguard teenagers

Thursday July 30th 2020

Steps must be taken to stem the growth in e-cigarette use among teenagers, European experts say today.

A position paper of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), calls on regulators to protect young people by limiting sales and advertising and banning sweet flavours that teenagers believe are less harmful.

The call comes as the paper, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, said e-cigarettes raise blood pressure and heart rate, increase atherosclerosis and inhibit the function of blood vessels by damaging their lining – all of which are risk factors for blood clots and fatty build-up inside artery walls.

The researchers add that a study published last year found a link between e-cigarettes and heart attacks, while further evidence is emerging that vaping affects the lungs and is detrimental to a foetus. Other early research indicates that e-cigarettes could cause cancer.

However, the paper says it is not yet clear if e-cigarettes can help people to stop smoking tobacco as results have been conflicting.

Despite concerns, studies have shown that the number of young people using e-cigarette has grown from 5% in 2013 to nearly 25% in 2018.

Senior author Professor Maja-Lisa Løchen of UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, said: “When these studies are pooled together it does not show that e-cigarettes are more effective than conventional, well-tested stop smoking methods.

“In addition, people who use e-cigarettes for smoking cessation often end up being double consumers of both traditional tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

“Vaping is marketed towards teenagers and the tobacco industry uses celebrities to promote it as being healthier than smoking. Legislation on the marketing and sales of e-cigarettes varies enormously between countries.

“Action is urgently needed to halt the growing use in young people. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that e-cigarettes are harmful to health.”

Kavousi M, Pisinger C, Barthelemy JC, et al. Electronic cigarettes and health with special focus on cardiovascular effects: position paper of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC). Eur J Prev Cardiol 30 July 2020

Tags: Drug & Alcohol Abuse | Europe | Heart Health | Infancy to Adolescence

Printer friendly page Printer friendly page

Comment on this article:

<a>,<b> & <p> tags allowed
Please enter the letters displayed:
(not case sensitive)