Vaping “health benefits” go up in smoke as RWD highlights damage caused by e-cigarettes

Written by Darcy Hodge, Editor

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While e-cigarettes and vapes were once hailed as healthy alternatives to conventional cigarettes, one retrospective cohort study may suggest otherwise. Researchers from the University of Southern California (CA, USA) utilized real-world data (RWD) from the Southern California Children’s Health Study to link secondhand vape exposure to bronchitis symptoms.  The research, published online in the journal Thorax, highlighted how exposure to nicotine vapor from e-cigarettes and vaping devices can damage young adults’ respiratory health.  The RWD was collected from 2090 participants between 2014 to 2019 and provided information about respiratory health and smoking exposure. This included the level of active or...

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