New Study Reveals Vaping Is Not As Harmless As Previously Thought

How vaping could lead to lung disease

While vaping is indisputably safer than smoking cigarettes, it can still cause long-term health issues including lung disease. "While further research is needed to fully understand the effects of e-cigarette exposure in humans in vivo, we caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are safe".

The cells were exposed to different conditions for 24 hours, including plain e-cigarette fluid or varying strengths of the vaped condensate with and without nicotine.

To find out how vaping might change this chemical soup, and what impact this might have, the researchers devised a mechanical procedure to mimic vaping and produce condensate from the vapour. Another group of cells was exposed to nothing as a control group. One conclusion of the study is that the condensate was significantly more harmful to cells than the fluid itself and that effects worsened as the dose was increased.

Condensate exposure was observed to increase cell death and boosted production of oxygen free radicals by a factor of 50 and significantly increased production of inflammatory chemicals, effects were exaggerated with condensate containing nicotine; and ability of cells to engulf bacteria was impaired significantly, treatment with antioxidants helped to restore function and lessen some of the harmful effects.

For people struggling to quit their cigarette addictions or bystanders who otherwise would breathe in secondhand smoke, researchers widely agree that e-cigarettes are a better choice. "But now we're looking probably at a couple million users in the United States who are being exposed to e-cigarette vapours who potentially wouldn't have been exposed to any tobacco product". It was concluded that vaping process can damage vital immune system cells, and exposure of macrophages to e-cig condensate can induce numerous cellular and functional changes in function seen in cigarette smokers and COPD.

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Nevertheless, this study, taken along with some earlier ones, suggests that we may need to worry a bit more about the use of e-cigarettes, especially among the young, Weimer said.

"In terms of cancer causing molecules in cigarette smoke, as opposed to cigarette vapour, there are certainly reduced numbers of carcinogens".

"I don't believe e-cigarettes are more harmful than ordinary cigarettes", study coauthor David Thickett says in a statement.

"E-cigarettes are more likely to be a gateway out of smoking for adults than a gateway into smoking for children", Hazel said. "But we should have a cautious scepticism that they are as safe as we are being led to believe".

In Australia, the ban on nicotine in vaping liquids remains, though other liquids may be used in e-cigarettes.

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