Are e-cigarettes safe? Health experts say vaping can lead to lung diseases

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By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
Published: August 14, 2018 1:35:43 pm


According to a study, vaping can damage immune disable cells in the lungs and cause inflammation. (Source: Pixabay)

Vaping or smoking e-cigarettes has been found to be a harmful practice. According to a study, it can damage immunity, disable cells in the lungs and cause inflammation, a BBC report says. The study was led by professor David Thickett at the University of Birmingham and has been published online in the journal Thorax. Contrary to popular claim, e-cigarettes are not safe.

In order to arrive at the conclusion, researchers devised a mechanical device that mimicked vaping at the laboratory. Lung tissue samples provided by non-smokers were used to carry out the experiment. It was found that the vapour led to inflammation and damaged activity of…

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