- A new study has found that e-cigarette smokers are likely to develop dangerous proteins associated with COPD and cystic fibrosis
- Researchers discovered that the devices harm users’ airways as well as the tissues that line their blood vessels and organs
- The report contributes to the controversy over whether or not e-cigarettes are ‘healthy’
E-cigarettes lead to as many lung diseases as tobacco products, a new study has found.
The report from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill compared saliva samples from tobacco smokers, e-cigarette smokers and nonsmokers.
Researchers found that e-cigarette smokers were likely to develop dangerous proteins associated with lung diseases such as COPD and cystic fibrosis and that the devices are no better for people than regular cigarettes.
The study adds to a growing body of evidence proving that e-cigarettes might not be the ideal alternative smokers addicted to tobacco are looking for.