New research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that there is a correlation between nicotine use and impotence.
Research results show that male e-cigarette users are more than twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction [ED] as those who do not smoke e-cigarettes.
The study was conducted by doctors from the New York University Grossman School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and included data from the Tobacco and Healthy Population Assessment （PATH） study, limiting the scope to men between 20 and 65 years old in the United States. Answers questions about ED in.
Of the 13,711 participants included, approximately 1,920 （14%） stated that they currently use tobacco products other than cigarettes. Approximately half of the participants said they were smokers before, and about 2,880 （21%） thought they were smokers now.
Compared with men who have never used e-cigarettes, e-cigarette users are 2.2 times more likely to report experiencing ED. “Our analysis takes into account the smoking history of participants, including those who have never smoked. Therefore, regardless of a person’s smoking history, daily e-cigarette smoking may be related to a higher chance of erectile dysfunction,” the main part of the study The author, Dr. Omar El Shahawy, said in a statement from New York University Langone.
The researchers further excluded those with a history of cardiovascular disease. It is known that poor blood circulation can cause ED, reducing their number of participants to 11,207-of which 1,143 （10.2%） reported experiencing impotence, 5.5% Among them, they reported occasional use of e-cigarettes, while 2.5% reported having daily habits. In general, the rate of e-cigarette users in this sample suffering from ED is 2.4 times that of non-users.
El Shahawy added, “Given that many people use e-cigarettes as a form of reducing the harm of smoking or helping them to quit smoking, we need to fully investigate the relationship between e-cigarette products and erectile dysfunction in order to better understand their sexuality to men . Potential health effects…” He continued, “Our findings emphasize the need to study e-cigarette use patterns that are safer than smoking.”