Vapor from flavored e-cigarettes, even without nicotine, can lead to the death of lung cells, according to a new Australian study.
As e-cigarettes become more popular, especially among non-smokers, Australian researchers are pleased that the University of Adelaide and the Royal Adelaide Hospital are investigating the toxicity of three brands of apple-flavored vapor fluids – with and without nicotine – to healthy lung cells.
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They found that the vapor can cause the death of healthy respiratory epithelial cells ̵
They also showed for the first time that extracts of steam disrupt the immune system by altering the functioning of macrophages, the cells that shut off dead and dying cells in our body.
The results published in the journal Respirology show that e-cigarettes should not be considered harmless.  2] "E-cigarettes should be treated with caution by users, especially non-smokers," the authors write.
The study adds an increasing body of evidence that e-cigarettes can still be harmful to the lungs
It is the eighth US death that has been attributed to e-cigarettes and the number of e-cigarettes Vapor-induced respiratory diseases continue to increase to hundreds.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the past week have confirmed 530 and declared it likely to have cases reported in 38 states and one US territory (380 a week ago).
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So far, not a single vaporizing product or ingredient has been linked to the disease, although most patients reported THC, the high-producing, to evaporate ingredient in marijuana.
Earlier this year, the Heart Foundation called for strict regulation of e-cigarettes in Australia, which are marketed to adolescents and young adults.
Wake Up Call
Bill Stavreski is General Manager, Heart Health at the Heart Foundation.
He says that there is not enough evidence that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking or that they are safe. Emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 157 & lang = DE "Australian data show that the number of children between the ages of 12 and 17, Englisch: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 157 & lang = en – Cigarettes have almost tripled between 2013 and 2016, "said Stavreski Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).  More at 7NEWS.com.au:[19459005<[19659002<ProfessorMatthewPetersistConsultantofCancerCouncilandhemalespresidentofThoracicSocietyinAustraliaandNewZealand
He believes these are serious reports and lethal acute lung injury from e-cigarettes should be a "wake-up call".
Harmful to the lungs
"It is possible that the connection to e-cigarettes may be coincidental in some cases, but also likely Other cases have not been attributed to the use of e-cigarettes since the connection is never considered was pulled, "he said.
"These cases did not appear in a knowledge vacuum.
" E-cigarettes are harmful to the lungs and have a number of other harmful effects.
"The majority of users of e-cigarettes suffer from cough, and this is a common reason for discontinuing use."