We've long heard how e-cigarettes were developed so that smokers who don't have access to cigarettes have a "safe alternative." We've endlessly heard that e-cigarettes help folks quit smoking.
But right now there is a big convention called European Respiratory Society International Congress meeting right now. Two of the newest presentations contrdict both arguments in favor of e-cigarette use.
"One study examined 122 of the most commonly sold e-cigarette liquids in nine European countries and found that all contained at least one substance classified as a health risk.
The other study, a survey of more than 30,000 people in Sweden, found that e-cigarette use was most common among people who already smoke, and that people who use both experience more symptoms, such as a persistent cough, wheezing and coughing up mucus."
"Based on this work, we also think users should be aware that e-cigarettes are not risk-free, and that doctors should inform their patients that e-cigarettes may contain respiratory irritants."
Become an educated consumer. Watch what you put into your lungs. They have to last you a lifetime and lung tissue does not heal!