E-cigarettes and erectile dysfunction

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Men That Vape Are 2.4x More Likely To Struggle With ED

By Johnathan P Cumberwell

Smoking cigarettes has a number of health risks. And research has demonstrated that smokers of cigarettes are significantly more likely to struggle with erectile dysfunction than non-smokers.

But what about people that use e-cigarettes, or what is popularly called ‘vaping’?

First of all: What is vaping?

Vaping is using a battery-powered smoking device that heats up liquid so that you inhale vapor instead of smoke. This vapor may or may not contain nicotine.

A new study just came out that investigated the relationship between vaping and erectile dysfunction.

The study included 13,711 men between 20 and 65 years old, and was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. You find a link to the study at the bottom of this post.

Vaping and erectile dysfunction

So what exactly did this research study discover?

  • It found that those who used e-cigarettes were 2.4 times more likely to struggle with ED than non-smokers
  • The analyses accounted for the cigarette smoking history of participants, including those who didn’t smoke cigarette before, hence it is possible that daily e-cigarette vaping is linked with increased chances of ED regardless of one’s smoking history

The researchers theorized that the nicotine in vaping liquid may reduce blood flow to the penis and therefore cause erectile dysfunction. However, the study was not able to verify this.

What are my takeaways?

It seems, based on preliminary information that vaping is less damaging than cigarette smoking. So if one were to chose one or the other, vaping would probably be ‘better’.

That said, even vape contains a number of chemicals that are not supposed to be in the body (at least not in large amounts), and this may cause several dysfunctions. Including erectile dysfunction.

The only ‘thing’ we are supposed to breathe is air. 

So if you are currently a ‘vaper’ and you struggle with ED, you may want to consider this new information.

To read the source article, please go here.