E-Cigarettes Doing More Harm Than Good: Study

E-Cigarettes Doing More Harm Than Good: Study


Electronic cigarettes do little to help smokers quit, and could actually increase the likelihood that teens and young adults will start smoking, a new study suggests.

“E-cigarettes will likely cause more public health harm than public health benefit unless ways can be found to substantially decrease the number of adolescents and young adults who vape and increase the number of smokers who use e-cigarettes to successfully quit smoking,” principle investigator Samir Soneji said in a news release from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. > >> read more ...

E-Cigarettes Increase Risk of Pneumonia: Study

E-Cigarettes Increase Risk of Pneumonia: Study


People who smoke e-cigarettes might have an increased risk of developing pneumonia because the vapor could help bacteria stick to cells lining the airways, a small experiment suggests.

Traditional cigarettes have long been linked to an increased risk of pneumonia, but it’s been less clear whether e-cigarettes might have the same effect.

To find out, researchers did a series of laboratory experiments to see whether exposure to e-cigarette vapor might increase levels of a molecule produced by airway lining cells, called platelet-activating factor receptor (PAFR). > >> read more ...

E-Cigarettes Double Risk of Heart Attack: Study

E-Cigarettes Double Risk of Heart Attack: Study


New U.S. research has revealed that e-cigarettes may be more dangerous than previously thought, finding that daily use could nearly double the risk of heart attack.

Led by UC San Francisco along with researchers from George Washington University, the large-scale study looked at data from National Health Interview Surveys of 69,725 people between 2014 and 2016.

After considering risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, researchers found that daily e-cigarette use was associated with significantly increased odds of having had a heart attack — nearly double the risk — while smoking conventional cigarettes daily was associated with nearly three times the risk. > >> read more ...

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