We already know nicotine can temporarily increase blood pressure. So does caffeine.

Health Headlines Commentary for September 11, 2017


E-cigarettes containing nicotine linked to raised heart attack risk


At issue here Is the fact that nicotine found in electronic cigarettes is no different than the nicotine found to nicotine gum. Both are used for smoking cessation. They avoid the other harmful chemicals within cigarettes. The temporary effect seen increasing blood pressure is by far less harmful than smoking the cigarettes over the long-term.

This particular study does not present anything new with regards to the mechanism of action of nicotine on the human body. It is a small study that cannot be extrapolated to the general population. The use of electronic cigarettes is for harm reduction purposes. It is not for somebody to start up anew. This study implies that somehow these products are harmful, yet does not take the time to provide an accurate comparison to the more dangerous alternative of smoking cigarettes at the same frequency.