Vaping side effects: Increase Risk of Lung Disease

There are lot of vaping side effects, the extreme cases of lung injury caused by vaping nicotine.

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began tracking the problem last March, there have been 52 confirmed deaths and about 2,400 hospitalizations.

Many of these acute illnesses are linked to black market THC products, but a growing body of evidence points to the risks associated with vaping nicotine.

For starters, there’s evidence that teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to have increased coughing, wheezing and other short-term effects such as asthma flares.

 Robert Tarran who is a professor at University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, says, “Vaping can do a lot to the lungs,” Now there’s evidence that people who use e-cigarettes have an increased risk of developing chronic lung disease, including conditions such as COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or asthma.

For a dual user, who are using both cigarettes and e-cigarettes at the same time, these two behaviors risks multiply for lung disease, as researchers tracked new lung disease among people who smoke and vape. Tarran said that he think it’s fair to say that new study adds to the evidence saying vaping e-cigarettes is harmful to the lungs, but findings come from a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

A researcher Stanton Glantz, who is also a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco explains that they started out with people who didn’t have any diagnosis of respiratory disease, then they followed the participants for three years.

He said that the risk of developing lung disease among people who used combustible products, such as cigarettes, more than doubled, they evaluated during that research time.

Furthermore, researchers also documented what seems to be an independent effect of vaping. They have found that people who used only e-cigarettes had about a 30 percent increased risk of developing lung disease, as compared to the people who didn’t use any nicotine products.

There’s evidence that vaping can also lead to inflammation and tamp down in immune defenses. Tarran says that, it can change the inflammatory processes and actually also seems to cause immunosuppression that leaves people more prone to infection.