2023-09-19 14:32

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Health Warning To Vapers
Continue With Causal Link To Bronchitis Found

E-cigarettes are known to be better than smoking tobacco based cigarettes, but there are also major health risks associated with these nicotine addiction inducing alternatives which are now being widely used by those have never even smoked conventional cigarettes; and more worryingly by children in the UK.

- click to go to news itemUnionsafety first warned of the health dangers of E-cigarettes and the 'trendy' term used to describe the habit of using them of 'vaping' several years ago and has followed up o the increasing evidence that they are harder to stop using than conventional cigarettes as they deliver varying and incorrectly labeled amounts of nicotine.

Nicotine is extremely addictive and is harder than heroin to stop using the delivery mechanism, in this case the habit of smoking E-cigarettes or 'Vapes'.

Now a new study reported on by the Liverpool Echo, shows that 'vaping' can cause Bronchitis in users, including children. Bronchitis is inflammation of the airways in the lungs, often caused by smoking. This can result in chest pains while coughing, coughing up clear, white, yellow or green mucus and shortness of breath, all being the symptoms of Bronchitis.

American scientists are now calling for regulators to oversee the respiratory effects of vaping products.

The Liverpool Echo reports:

Study author Dr Alayna Tackett said:

“This study contributes to emerging evidence from human and toxicological studies that e-cigarettes cause respiratory symptoms that warrant consideration in regulation of e-cigarettes. It suggests that regulatory assessments of the population health cost underestimate the effects of late adolescent and young adult e-cigarette, cannabis and tobacco product use.”

Until now research has focussed on people who exclusively puff e-cigarettes. Scientists tracked the respiratory health of study participants between 2014 and 2018.

In 2014, 2,097 students with the average age of 17 completed a survey on their use of tobacco products and respiratory symptoms. Further information was collected from 1,609 of them in 2015, 1,502 in 2017 and 1,637 in 2018 – half were women. At each wave, participants were asked about how they used e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes over their lives and in the past 30 days. Questions on cannabis consumption were added during wave three.

Dr Tackett, of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre, added:

"Bronchitic symptoms were the most commonly reported at each questionnaire: 19.5%, 22.5%, 23.5% and 26% respectively. Just under 12% had used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days in 2014 and 2015, but by 2018 this was up to 15.5%."

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Source: Liverpool Echo



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