E-cigarettes may harm your lungs the same way tobacco does, study says

Daily Mail 21 October 2017
Family First Comment: Yet our Ministry of Health is pushing vaping as the best alternative to tobacco?? http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/98066737/ministry-of-health-throws-support-behind-vaping-as-a-way-to-quit-smoking

E-cigarettes lead to as many lung diseases as tobacco products, a new study has found.

The report from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill compared saliva samples from tobacco smokers, e-cigarette smokers and nonsmokers.

Researchers found that e-cigarette smokers were likely to develop dangerous proteins associated with lung diseases such as COPD and cystic fibrosis and that the devices are no better for people than regular cigarettes.

The study adds to a growing body of evidence proving that e-cigarettes might not be the ideal alternative smokers addicted to tobacco are looking for.

Last year a Surgeon General’s report claimed that the use of e-cigarettes among high school students jumped 900 percent from 2011 and 2015. That same year, the FDA lumped e-cigarettes in with the tobacco products the administration monitors.
READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5001492/E-cigarettes-harm-lungs-way-tobacco-does.html

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