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Brief vape exposure is more dangerous than anticipated
- October 22, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Today, a team of medical specialists from Ohio State University in the USA presented the results of their new work devoted to the consideration of new risk factors for the systematic and short-term use of various vape products in the context of respiratory tract health. In particular, the work mainly concerns the consideration of the short-term use of vape, since scientists were able to discover experimentally that not only nicotine and various aromatic liquid additives can be dangerous in vape as such – but some aspects of the formation of vape as a whole can cause the development of various respiratory diseases.
In particular, they found that even those types of vape products that do not contain nicotine and aromatic additives can still be extremely dangerous for the respiratory tract, since even non-smokers who consumed vape during the experiment for four weeks were noticed a significantly larger number of inflammatory lesions in the lungs.
This was established using bronchoscopy and scientists also noted that propylene glycol and glycerin, commonly used in any vape products, can become quite noticeable risk factors in the development of inflammatory processes in the respiratory tract. Namely, this becomes one of the side effects of cancerous development, since systematic inflammation in the lungs and trachea significantly complicates self-cleaning, not to mention some factors of an external order. Thus, American scientists again point out the danger of systematic and even short-term consumption of vape products of any type.
It is worth noting that similar studies were carried out earlier, but they did not give such detailed results. In addition, a new study primarily concerns the effects of nicotine-free vapes on the lungs of those who do not smoke tobacco or vaping at all, and judging by preliminary results, the effect of such devices can be significantly more dangerous than is commonly believed. It remains only to wait for the release of the subsequent stages of the experiment.