Use of e-cigarettes may significantly increase a person’s risk of developing chronic lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema, according to a study published. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco in the US also found that people who used e-cigarettes and smoked tobacco — the most common pattern among adult e-cigarette users — were at an even higher risk of developing chronic lung disease than those who used either product alone. The findings, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, are based on an analysis of publicly available data from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH), which tracked e-cigarette and tobacco habits as well as new lung disease diagnoses in over 32,000 American adults from 2013 to 2016. Several earlier population studies had found an association between e-cigarette use and lung disease at a single point in time.
Study shows vaping may increase risk of chronic lung disease
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