Stick it in your e-cig and smoke it.

New research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has suggested a correlation between nicotine vaping and impotence, as the results indicate that male e-cigarette users are more than twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction. [ED] compared to non-vapers.

The study, conducted by doctors at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, included data from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, limiting the scope to men in the United States between the ages of 20 and 65 who answered questions regarding ED for the survey.

Of the 13,711 included participants, approximately 1,920 (14%) reported that they currently used tobacco products other than cigarettes. About half of all participants said they were former smokers, while 2,880 (21%) considered themselves to be current smokers.

Unlike men who had never used an e-cigarette, vapers were 2.2 times more likely to report having had erectile dysfunction.

“Our analyzes took into account the smoking history of participants, including those who never smoked cigarettes to begin with, so it is possible that daily e-cigarette vaping is associated with higher risks of erectile dysfunction,” regardless of smoking history, ”study lead author Dr. Omar El Shahawy said in a statement for NYU Langone.

The researchers went further by excluding people with a history of cardiovascular disease, which are known to cause erectile dysfunction due to poor blood circulation, reducing their number of participants to 11,207 – including 1,143 (10.2 %) reported having experienced episodes of impotence, 5.5% of them reported vaping occasionally while 2.5% reported having a daily habit. In total, e-cigarette users in this sample suffered from erectile dysfunction at a rate 2.4 times that of non-users.

El Shahawy added, “Since many people use e-cigarettes as a form of smoking harm reduction or to help them quit smoking, we need to thoroughly study the relationship between vaping products and erectile dysfunction. , and thus better understand the potential implications for men. sexual health.

He continued, “Our results underscore the need to study patterns of electronic cigarette use that are relatively safer than smoking.”