Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human body > Health-in-Motion 14 October 2016 E-cigarettes may be less harmful than traditional cigarettes E-cigarettes may be less harmful than traditional cigarettes and they can certainly be a great aid to help people who are trying to quit smoking, but they are not completely harmless. When it comes to heart health, in fact, they may have long-term effects that are comparable to those associated with normal cigarettes. A European research team has recently found that the average vaping session damages key blood vessels in the heart in a way that is similar to smoking old-fashioned tobacco cigarettes by affecting the stiffness of the aorta. 0 More: Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human bodyHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Listeriosis kills 5 in drought-stricken Western Cape News SA's 7 biggest health stories of 2017 Diet and nutrition Is your water hydrating you? Fitness 5 ways to save your knees and joints News 'Practise self-control this festive season' News What to do when he disappears over Christmas From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.