December 17, 2019 12: 38:
Updated at 16h04
New warning about e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
The canadian Press
The use of e-cigarette use increases significantly the risk of suffering from a chronic lung disease such as asthma, emphysema, bronchitis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, warns a new study from the united states.
The highest risk was found among those who use both electronic cigarettes and traditional cigarette smoking, a practice apparently common among the followers of the electronic cigarette.
Researchers from the University of California at San Francisco say that it is the first longitudinal study to associate the electronic cigarette with respiratory diseases. Their work would provide the most solid evidence to date of a causal link between the electronic cigarette and lung diseases.
They derive their conclusions from an analysis of the smoking patterns of more than 32 000 american adults between 2013 and 2016. No participant reported suffering from a lung disease at the beginning of the study.
Users of the electronic cigarette were 1.3 times more likely to be diagnosed with a chronic lung disease, whereas this risk was 2.6 times higher in smokers of traditional. The risk was multiplied by three in the users of the two products.
The authors found that the transition from traditional cigarette to the electronic cigarette to lower this risk, but less than 1 % of smokers have achieved a transition to “full”. The vast majority of them would have rather added the electronic cigarette to their arsenal, which would increase their risk of lung disease.
The authors emphasize that the results of their study have nothing to do with the mysterious lung disease that has sent hundreds of users of the electronic cigarette to the hospital or the cemetery. It would rather than the electronic cigarette represents a long-term risk to the health and that it aggravates the tobacco epidemic.
The conclusions of this study are published in the”American Journal of Preventive Medicine”.