Mysterious disease affects the lungs of smokers electronic cigarettes

Bad news for lovers of e-cigarettes. Earlier we already wrote about the connection of wapow and lung disease, which is yet untitled. In the United States more than a hundred people sought medical assistance in 14 States. To study a mysterious disease has involved experts from the Center for disease control (CDC). The CDC note that among the vast majority of patients — teenagers. Questions the scientists would have been much more if not for one thing — all the victims were Smoking the vaping.

How dangerous vaping?

Surely you have heard that vaping or e-cigarettes cause the body is much less damaging than the usual “nicotine sticks”. Marketers don’t have to bust my ass coming up with eloquent slogans to increase sales of wapow of all stripes — from the “floating where I want” to “my clothes no longer smell of tobacco.” Tired of smoky hair and hands of smokers marketers heard. As a result, many turned to e-cigarettes.

However, few people seriously thought about the dangers of vaping. And if about the impact of traditional cigarettes on health, science knows almost everything, thanks to decades of research and collected data, with electronic cigarettes, things are different. The composition of the liquid for electronic cigarettes include water, nicotine and propylene glycol solvent.the composition of the mixture on first consideration, it may not cause issues, since propylene glycol is widely used in industry and not harmful to the body, neither the mixture nor the delivery system from steam go to the lungs is not regulated by anyone. This means that electronic cigarettes can produce harmful chemicals.

In the pictures of conventional and electronic cigarettes

Scientists have identified impurities in the composition of the liquid for electronic cigarettes — discovered in pairs of impurities ranging from formaldehyde to heavy metals. And vaporized propylene glycol is a known irritant to the eyes and respiratory tract.

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Than sick vapers?

According to experts from the CDC who are studying a new disease, some cases in each of the States similar, and seem to be associated with the use of e-cigarettes. However, definitive conclusions require more information.

The disease has led to the fact that some young people were in intensive care on a ventilator. This condition indicates possible serious damage to the lungs. While there is no evidence that the disease is caused by any contagious infection. However, 94 of the victims of the 14 States quite a lot in common to cause anxiety: the reports of specialists from the CDC, all patients reported Smoking electronic cigarettes for a few weeks and months before ill.

Experts involved in the study of electronic cigarettes are not shocked by this news. According to one of the authors of the study , Joseph Allen, an ecologist at the Harvard school of public health, a few brands of e-liquids discovered fungi and bacteria. When millions of children inhale the cocktail of chemicals that have never been tested for safety when inhaled, the appearance of such headlines is not surprising, experts say.