E-cigarettes Are Bad For Your Lungs


According to a recent study from The American Physiological Society, e-cigarettes are bad for you. Scientists found out, that Acrolein was detected both in the E-cig liquid (unburnt/vaporized), and in the vapor. They said this indicates that some of the negative effects are probably independent of vaporizing temperature.

A study on the effects of cigarette smoke and e-cig solutions led researchers to conclude:

Nicotine has dose-dependent deleterious pulmonary effects that result in loss of lung endothelial barrier function, acute lung inflammation and decreased lung endothelial cell proliferation,” citing the effects of nicotine they saw in cigarette smoke and in nicotine having e-cig solutions when tested on human cells and mice cells. However, researchers also found nicotine free e-cigs had “lung-harming substances” like acrolein, present in both e-cig solution and vapor, which also damages the lung’s endothelial cells.

Lead researcher of the study, Irina Petrache, PHD, said,

The effects described characterize short-term effects of e-cig exposures. Whereas studies of long-term effects await further investigations, these results caution that e-cigarette inhalation may be associated with adverse effects on lung health.

– via Complex.com.

Related: E-cigarettes ‘may harm the lungs and immune system’- BBC.co.uk

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