Jeff Parsons 19 Dec 2019
The first conclusive study over the health effects of vaping has been published over in the US and it’s not good news. According to the study, carried out by researchers from the University of San Francisco, vaping does contribute to lung disease in adults regardless of whether or not they also smoke tobacco.
They state that vapers are 1.3 times more likely than non-vapers to develop diseases like chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or asthma. ‘I think it’s a critically important paper,’ Harvard University professor of public health Joseph Allen, who was not involved with the study, told Popular Science. ‘We don’t have any information as of now on the potential long-term impacts of e-cigarettes on respiratory health.’