E-cigarettes increase the risk for chronic lung diseases. In connection with normal cigarettes you are not able to increase it by more than three-fold in comparison to non-smokers. The American researchers found now. One way to reduce the risk, however, there are also.
Not just normal cigarettes, E-cigarettes increase the risk for lung diseases such as Asthma, Bronchitis, emphysema, or COPD. The found now a large-scale study by the University of San Francisco, who has analysed the data of more than 32,000 adult Americans.
The study participants had at the beginning of any lung disease. Involved scientists from the beginning, whether or not the participants were smokers or E-cigarette smokers. Then they observed the subjects and their health data over a period of three years. The researchers found that E-cigarette smokers up to a third higher risk to get lung disease than non-smokers.
Who combined E – and regular cigarettes, has the highest risk
At worst, the risk of lung diseases according to the study, if someone does both, so a combination of E-cigarettes and normal cigarettes. Then the risk of disease was more than three times as high as in non-smokers. Who normal cigarette smoke, the have, therefore, a 2.6-fold increased risk of E-cigarettes-Smoking can increase your risk is still 1.3 times.
“People who smoke both cigarettes types – the most common combination in the case of E-cigarette-smokers – have the combined risk from E – and conventional cigarettes. So it is even higher than that of people who smoke normal cigarettes,“ explains Stanton Glantz, Professor of medicine and lead author of the study.
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At the same time, he and his colleagues also report that the transition to E-cigarettes could reduce the risk for lung diseases – but only if you transfer completely to it. This would create less than one percent of the smokers. “The majority of smokers will rise in addition to E-cigarettes, and are to 'Dual-Nutzern'. In doing so, you increase your risk for lung diseases,“ said Glantz.
Finally, the study want to make clear head of that the results of their investigation have no relation to the so-called EVALI, a disease that has ensured in recent months for illness and even deaths. EVALI stands for “E-cigarette or Vaping Product Use-Associated Lung Injury”, in German: E-cigarette or vaporizer use-associated lung disease.
Their study, the researchers published in the “American Journal of Preventive Medicine”. They analyzed publicly available data, the E-cigarette and tobacco use, as well as new lung diseases 32,000 adult Americans from 2003 to 2006, recorded.
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