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It's Not Just The Lungs. Vaping May Hurt Your Heart.

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Electronic cigarettes have been widely perceived as safer than conventional combustion cigarettes. But more than two thousand cases of lung injury and three dozen deaths associated with vaping have called that assessment into question.

Now, researchers are cautioning that it’s not only the lungs we should be worried about. A growing body of research suggests vaping could be damaging to the cardiovascular system.

Loren Wold is senior author on a new review of research published in the journal Cardiovascular Research. He’s director of biomedical research at The Ohio State University College of Nursing and a professor in the College of Medicine.

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Elsa Partan is a producer for Living Lab Radio. She first came to the station in 2002 as an intern and fell in love with radio. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. From 2006 to 2009, she covered the state of Wyoming for the NPR member station Wyoming Public Media in Laramie. She was a newspaper reporter at The Mashpee Enterprise from 2010 to 2013. She lives in Falmouth with her husband and two daughters.