Vaping and COPD

 

Evidence linking e-cigarettes to COPD

A 2016 study titled, “Chronic electronic cigarette exposure in mice induces features of COPD in a nicotine-dependent manner” and posted on BMJ Journals written by Thorax, one of the world’s leading respiratory medicine journals, found that vaping e-cigarette fluids containing nicotine triggered the effects associated with the development of COPD. This included lung inflammation and destruction of lung tissue. The study used cultured human lung cells and mice. Both were found to be nicotine-dependent by the end of the study.

In addition, at the American Thoracic Society meeting in May 2018, Mario Perez and colleagues presented an analysis of the NIDA/FDA PATH study and found a strong link between e-cigarette use and COPD. The article can be found here “Session D22 – CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH IN SMOKING CESSATION AND E-CIGARETTES” 

Furthermore, people who are daily smokers of e-cigarettes are about twice as likely to experience a heart attack.

The evidence is not looking good for vaping.  

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