E-cigarette vapour could lead to emphysema, study finds

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Like tobacco, e-cigarettes affect a smoker’s lungs and long-term exposure could lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, more commonly known as COPD or emphysema. According to the latest research by Central Michigan University College of Medicine’s Neeraj Vij, an associate professor of molecular and cell biology. Vij, working with research fellow Prashanth Shivalingappa and CMU seniors Colin Westphal of Linden and Rachel Hole of Oakland, examined how e-cigarette vapour compared to tobacco smoke by testing how the vapour affects cells. The team found even minimal exposure of e-cigarette vapour for one hour, disrupted the protein processes in cells. It is the same path and second-hand smoke takes in our bodies. Read full article

Heather Smith (07 May 2015) E-cigarette vapour could lead to emphysema, study finds [medical news]. Retrieved from http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-05-e-cigarette-vapor-emphysema.html

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