Electronic cigarettes harmful to your lungs

E-cigarettes are advertised as a safe substitute for smokers classic tobacco products. However, as found by scientists from the University of Athens, e-cigarettes pose a potential danger, as they can disrupt the lungs.

The principle of operation of electronic cigarettes is different from the traditional. If the last throw of nicotine into the lungs with smoke, Smoking electronic cigarette, people pass from the stage of combustion, and in his lungs, the nicotine is delivered by means of water vapor. Researchers have long lead disputes, safe whether this product for our health.

Greek researchers decided to evaluate short-term effects from Smoking electronic cigarettes among different groups of people. The results of the study, which was attended by 32 people, were presented at the recent Congress of the European respiratory society, Vienna). Experimental audience was 8 never smoked subjects, 11 smokers with healthy lungs and 13 smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma. Wards scientists had for 10 minutes to smoke the e-cigarette, at the same time, the researchers did test the condition of the respiratory tract. The results showed that all subjects of electronic cigarette provoked an increase of the airway resistance (it is in overcoming this resistance and is a normal function of the lungs), which lasted about 10 minutes.

According to the scientists to figure out what long-term effects on the body's use of electronic cigarettes, more research will be required.

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