E-cigarettes have immediate effects on pulmonary function

E-cigarette smoking is increasingly promoted as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking, but a growing body of evidence points to its potential dangers. Adding to the evidence, researchers will report at CHEST World Congress this month on a study of e-cigarettes and the immediate effects on pulmonary function in healthy and mild asthmatic young smokers.

In a study of 54 young cigarette and e-cigarettes smokers, 27 had mild controlled asthma and the others were otherwise healthy. Measurements of (oscillometry) and inflammation (exhaled ) were worse after e-cigarette sessions, and these findings were more severe in asthmatics.

"These results show that as it happens with cigarette smoking, e-cigarette smoking has more deleterious short-term effects on asthmatics compared with healthy smokers," said Dr. Andreas Lappas of the Hellenic Cancer Society, Athens, Greece. "Additionally, this research adds to the growing body of research pointing to the dangers of e-cigarettes. Especially for asthma, further research is needed in order to assess the risks of long-term e-cigarette use."

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More information: Andreas Lappas, Immediate Effects of e-Cigarette Smoking in Healthy and Mild Asthmatic Young Smokers, Chest, /04/2016, linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrie … ii/S0012369216012344
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Apr 11, 2016
These guys amaze me. Of the many people writing about e-cigs probably no more than 1% have even the slightest actual experience.

As an alternative to smoking cigarettes, only a total moron would think that the e-cig is not an infinitely safer experience.

After 50 years of smoking cigarettes, I finally tried the e-cig. Thank God.

Apr 11, 2016
I'm 65 and have moderate Emphysema. Started the E-cig 27 months ago. My Pulmonologist has no problem with it. Before I started using it he said that if I quit smoking I'd regain 20% lung function, which is exactly what I regained after one year of using the E-cig. Can't play tennis singles anymore but can still play doubles.

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