The latest trend in smoking has been E-cigarettes. They have been promoted as a much safer alternative to smoking regular cigarettes.
Millions use the E-Cigarettes in order to quit smoking.But a new study has revealed electronic cigarettes have an immediate harmful effect on the lungs.As part of the new study, the team looked e-cigarettes smokers aged 18 to 31.
E-cigarettes heat the liquid and turn it into vapour, which a user inhales and then exhales in a large puffy cloud. The liquid is known as e-juice, and it contains flavorings, propylene glycol, glycerin and often nicotine — though many users are unaware of this final addictive ingredient.
Flavorings In E-cigs Can Harm Human Infection-Fighting Cells.
An 18-year old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes, perhaps another of the innumerable bistro workers hoping to calm frayed nerves with a smoke or in this case, a vape.
The hostess had been vaping for only about three weeks last year when she developed symptoms severe enough to send her to the emergency room of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
There, doctors recorded her issues: a cough, difficulty breathing that was worsening by the minute, and sudden stabbing pains in the chest with every inhalation and exhalation.
When her coughing became more frequent, the ER doctors admitted her to the pediatric intensive-care unit and started her on antibiotics. But her condition rapidly worsened. She was unable to get enough oxygen into her blood from her lungs and required a mechanical ventilator (respirator) to breathe for her until her lungs recovered.
Over Dosage Of E-cigs Can Cause Persistent Cough
Her doctors diagnosed hypersensitivity pneumonitis, sometimes called wet lung, an inflammation of the lungs due to an allergic reaction to chemicals or dust.
The woman was treated with an IV of methylprednisolone, a drug used to treat severe allergic reactions.
She improved swiftly and was weaned off the mechanical support system five days after being admitted to the hospital.
E-cigs Can Cause Severe Problem To Lungs Called “POPCORN LUNGS”
Her research has shown that certain e-cigarette flavor chemicals significantly reduce the function of immune cells.
Researchers found after using the devices, people’s airways became obstructed, and their lungs became inflamed – with the symptoms most severe in asthmatics.
Electronic cigarettes are ‘not safe’ and further investigation into their long-term effects is needed, they concluded.
However, some people a know that vaping is far less harmful than smoking, and that thousands of people across the UK have successfully used e-cigarettes to help them quit regular cigarettes. Still, it can cause dangerous health effects.
Stopping smoking is the best thing most people with lung disease can do for their health.
We, therefore, need more research of this kind to be clear on whether e-cigarettes are a safe way of helping them quit.
Among all proper awareness should be given to teenagers who are much addicted to this smoking habit.