Vaping prevents wounds from healing properly, warns new research. Patients are already advised to stop smoking normal cigarettes for at least a month before operations such as plastic surgery. Nicotine, the addictive ingredient, is known to restrict blood flow and raise the risk of of complications for cigarette smokers.
Although e-cigarettes strip out the combustible chemicals of tobacco, a new study shows the devices have the same effect, hampering the process where injured flaps of skin join together. Surgeons recommend patients quit smoking for several months prior to surgery, whenever possible.
Vaping is gaining popularity and there has not yet been significant research done about whether it is a safer alternative - particularly before an operation. Studies suggest e-cig fluids contain more cancer causing chemicals, such as formaldehyde. Others show vaping pens can release heavy metals, chemicals and glass particles found in the welding material and tubing for the device.
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