According to a study conducted by a team of researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of California, United States, the electronic cigarette would be harmful to the lungs after only one month of use.
A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care reveals that the e-cigarette could cause respiratory symptoms such as persistent cough, bronchitis, or congestion. Teens exposed to the vapor of the electronic cigarette would be twice as likely to suffer from these symptoms as young people who have never been in contact with this vapor. Other alarming information: vaping for more than 30 days increases the risk of suffering from these symptoms of 85% in young people.
« Electronic cigarettes are known to deliver toxic chemicals to the lungs including oxidizing metals, glycerol vapor, flavoring compounds and nicotine ", Detailed the lead author of the study, the Dr. Rob McConnell. " An environment that discourages the initiation of any product containing tobacco or nicotine can reduce the burden of chronic respiratory symptoms in young people ».
According to the authors of this study, these results are all the more worrying as adolescents are increasingly tempted by the electronic cigarette. The Paris No Smoking Survey (PST) recently revealed that in 2014 over 90% of teen smokers had experimented with e-cigarettes. These vapers would, moreover, be 10 times more likely to smoke regular cigarettes later.
Still a surprising study a priori given that the sound of the bell is not the same for the vapers themselves. Moreover, most of them who were heavy smokers in the past will tell you, since they vapotent, they no longer have any lung problem (chronic bronchitis, morning cough and persistent ...). Some specialists like the Dr. Bertrand Dautzenberg have repeatedly stated that there is no "passive vaping" (See the article), many studies have been published on this subject.
Le Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos took the time to answer to this study. Selon's, It is unfortunate that the American Thoracic Society, a respected health organization, is issuing a press release stating that e-cigarettes can harm lung health when in fact lung health has not been evaluated and no harm has never been observed (Ask vipers if they cough does not really act as a study strictly speaking). In addition, it is unfortunate that the word "risk" is mentioned 3 times in the results section of the abstract, although the study does not assess the risk and does not assess any prevalence of the disease. For Him these titles are "sellers" for the media. Unfortunately, the issue of e-cigarettes and public health has been degraded by this media hunt seeking maximum publicity and campaigning to misinform the public and regulators.