Cardiovascular consequences of vaping

Curr Opin Cardiol. 2022 May 1;37(3):227-235. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000952. Epub 2022 Jan 31.


Purpose of review: Vaping activity continues to increase worldwide. Promoted as a 'healthier' alternative to traditional smoking, emerging evidence indicates 'healthier' should not be confused with 'harmless'. Direct inhalation exposure of the respiratory tract in experimental research demonstrates pulmonary consequences of vaping. However, cardiovascular consequences of vaping are poorly characterized and are a priority area of research to reveal vaping-induced pathogenesis.

Recent findings: Alterations in cardiovascular homeostasis, inflammation, and molecular changes following vaping exposure demonstrate vaping-related health concerns.

Summary: This review summarizes cardiovascular consequences of vaping from cumulative research findings. Strategic application of emerging technologies to understand the impact of vaping upon the cardiovascular system will be essential for defining the true risks of vaping-associated injury.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems*
  • Heart
  • Humans
  • Smoking
  • Vaping* / adverse effects