E-cigarettes can damage lungs, says health warning. E-cigarettes that deliver an instant nicotine hit without consuming tobacco, have been widely promoted as a more secure other option to cigarettes. However, findings from new study suggest they are a long way from innocuous, and could represent a serious health issue.
Ilona Jaspers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said that, “Still, the findings suggest that people should be cautious about choosing e-cigarettes for health reasons.”
The study has been disclosed in the British Medical Journal uncovered e-cigarette vapor destroys protective cells which keep the lungs clear of harmful particles. It implies smokers are most inclined to deadly infections.
“Similar to the debate in the 1950’s and 1960’s when low tar and filtered cigarettes were introduced as lower-harm products, subsequent analyses demonstrated that these products did not reduce health risks,” Jaspers added. “Based on these data, we should err on the side of caution before we recommend e-cigarettes as low-risk or smoking-cessation products.”
Public Health England prompts they are substantially less unsafe than smoking and individuals ought not hesitate to use them as a guide to surrendering cigarettes.
Researchers of the small trial study, led by Prof David Thickett from the University of Birmingham, formulated a mechanical methodology to emulate vaping in the research center, using lung tissue samples obtained from eight non-smokers.
A researcher, Hayden McRobbie from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary University of London said that, “There are data to show that vaping can help people stop smoking, although they are not a silver bullet. Data from this study does not provide evidence to the contrary.”