Up In Smoke: E-Cigarettes

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Vaping is not the answer

When it comes to healthy cigarette alternatives, vaping is not the answer. Researchers from the University of North Carolina have found that e-cigarettes trigger immune responses in the body, which can potentially lead to lung disease.

While there is often confusion as to whether e-cigarettes are “safer” than cigarettes, the study’s authors note that this is simply because their adverse effects have yet to be studied. Now, biomarker evidence has shown that e-cigarettes may actually cause harm to the lungs. After studying 15 e-cigarette users, 14 cigarette smokers, and 15 non-smokers, the scientists found that vaping may contribute to inflammatory lung diseases, oxidative stress, and harmful mucus secretion.