Lung symptoms common among users of e-cigarettes and related products

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One-third of people using e-cigarettes or related products reported symptoms associated with lung or respiratory tract impact or injury, according to an analysis of a 2016 national survey, to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020.

“Although many people continue to view vaping or using e-cigarettes and related products as safe—or at least safer than smoking combustible cigarettes—the use of these products can be risky,” said Thanh-Huyen T. Vu, M.D., Ph.D., senior author of the study and research associate professor of epidemiology in the department of preventive medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “Recent outbreaks of e-cigarette– or vaping-associated lung injury—known as EVALI—have raised significant public health concerns about the impact of vaping on lung health. However, information is limited about clinical symptoms related to the use of different types of e-cigarettes and…

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