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[UK] E-cigarette flavourings damage the lungs - cinnamon vape juice found to be the most toxic

Dangerous emissions from flavourings used in e-cigarettes damage the lungs, according to a new study. Although safer than smoking real cigarettes, e-cigarettes are still toxic - with some flavourings causing more lung stress than others. "Our research
The Mirror (uk)
added Feb 10, 2015 22:33

[UK] E-cigarettes 'may harm the lungs and immune system'

"E-cigarette vapour alone produced mild effects on the lungs, including inflammation and protein damage. "However, when this exposure was followed by a bacterial or viral infection, the harmful effects of e-cigarette exposure became even more pronounced
BBC Online
added Feb 7, 2015 16:54

Health effects associated with waterpipe smoking [FREE FULL TEXT]

Contrary to the widely held misconception, WPS is associated with a variety of adverse short-term and long-term health effects that should reinforce the need for stronger regulation. In addition, this review highlights the limitations of the published wor
Tobacco Control
added Feb 7, 2015 03:29
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E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice

"This warrants further study in susceptible individuals, such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) patients who have switched from cigarettes to e-cigarettes or to new users of e-cigarettes who may have never used cigarettes."
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 6, 2015 15:53

E-cigarettes can damage lungs like tobacco, study claims

The study is thought to be the first to investigate an animal's response to e-cigarette inhalation. E-cigarettes generated just 1pc of the amount of free radicals in tobacco smoke, but this still posed a potential health risk, said the researchers. "We
Irish Independent (ie)
added Feb 5, 2015 19:07

Exposure to Electronic Cigarettes Impairs Pulmonary Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Viral Defenses in a Mouse Model [FREE FULL TEXT]

E-cig exposure elicits impaired pulmonary anti-microbial defenses. Hence, E-cig exposure as an alternative to cigarette smoking must be rigorously tested in users for their effects on immune response and susceptibility to bacterial and viral infections.
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Feb 5, 2015 06:26

[UK] E-cigarettes 'increase the risk of flu and pneumonia'

Using electronic cigarettes may harm the body’s defences against pneumonia and flu, according to a new study. The research, which reopens the debate on the dangers and benefits of e-cigarettes, suggests the vapour produced by the devices can compromise t
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 5, 2015 06:23

[UK] E-cigarettes are 'not a safe alternative'

Tests on mice showed "vaping" fumes caused damage to lungs and caused the animals to become far more susceptible to respiratory infections. And their immune responses to both viruses and bacteria were weakened by such an extent that some animals died.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Feb 5, 2015 06:22

[UK] Vaping may not be as safe as smokers think, research suggests

E-cigarettes generate toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco and may harm the lungs and immune system, new research suggests. The findings, from a study of mice, indicate that vaping may not be as safe an alternative to smoking tobacco as man
Press Association (uk)
added Feb 5, 2015 06:21

[Asia] Air pollution is bigger killer in China than smoking, says new Greenpeace study

Air pollution is a bigger killer in mainland China than smoking, says a new study released jointly by Greenpeace and Peking University. Tiny smog-inducing pollutants, known as PM2.5, led to about 257,000 premature deaths in 2013 in the mainland’s 31 cit
South China Morning Post
added Feb 4, 2015 14:57
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