CMU researcher: E-cigarette vapor could lead to emphysema

CMU researcher: E-cigarette vapor could lead to emphysema


I think that was our primary interest, to
generate some preliminary studies where we
can actually be convinced, what is then backed
off e-cigarette vapors.
Historically we have seen many many studies with nicotine toxicity before. I think bottom line it falls down
to how much you take it, and generally people
who are really smoking these are either sticking
to these e-cigarettes or going back to the
regular cigarettes. So it really don’t help them
ween them off from the smoking or vaping.
Over time these exposures, these nicotine
is actually combined with a lot of flavoring
agents. It is combined with different forms
of glycol to allow that delivery, and what
happens is it generates other chemicals so
there are some other studies from other groups
which have found that it gets converted to
something like formaldehyde. We anticipate
that with chronic exposure, the impact will
be quite higher. So I think the key here is
how much people smoke and as it turns out
I don’t think it really helps people to quit
smoking. So it’s sort of a very wrong way
of marketing that it’s a safer alternative
to regular cigarette smoke, because it has
its own toxicity, but itself which are different
from cigarette smoke because they are different
components in each one of these. But I don’t
think it is safer.

5 thoughts on “CMU researcher: E-cigarette vapor could lead to emphysema

  • "Not safer"
    ????
    Please read some of the (peer-reviewed) research into these things rather than giving opinions.

  • Anybody that refers to vaping as 'smoking' is dodgy.
    Anybody that says vaping is not safer than smoking is dodgy.
    Anybody that refers to fully debunked Portland formaldehyde study is dodgy.

    How can we trust these people's findings on this basis. Who is funding this study.

    Looks like another wave of agenda driven junk science.

  • Now they want to say that e-cig is not safe because everybody is quiting normal cig so the government will get fucked and no more income..so they r paying moneys to those doctors just to say e-cigs are not safe

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