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E-cigarettes are not safe alternative after all

Added: Wednesday 27 May 2015

We tend to think of electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking. But new research finds that it is still dangerous because nicotine in any form is harmful to the body. The research, from the American Physiological Society, finds that nicotine damages the endothelial lining the blood vessels cells in the lungs. Endothelial cells serve many functions, including helping to control blood pressure and controlling the movement of white blood cells in and out of the bloodstream.