Study: Vaping Causes Lung Damage in Just 3 Days of Use

Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Published Online: Thursday, November 7th, 2019
According to a new study by researchers at The Lundquist Institute and the University of Rochester, e-cigarette or vaping use can damage the lungs after as little as 3 days of use.
The study involved male and female mice that were exposed to aerosols vaped from e-cigarettes using propylene glycol as the “carrier fluid.” Every day, the mice were exposed to the aerosols for 2 hours over the course of 3 days.
Sufficient damage to the lungs was seen in the mice after being exposed to the aerosols for 3 days, setting the stage for long-term chronic lung damage, according to the study authors. The damage occurred both with e-cigarettes containing nicotine and the propylene glycol carrier fluid.
The results also showed that more inflammatory responses to e-cigarettes containing both propylene glycol and nicotine occurred in female mice. The researchers suggested that women might be more vulnerable to negative health impacts from vaping.
In addition, the study provided novel insights to the lung damaging effects of vaping. This analysis was the first report of acute exposure to e-cigarette aerosol containing polyethylene glycol alone inducing oxidative stress in lungs. Vaping does not have to occur over a long period of time to be harmful, the researchers concluded.
Vaping causes lung damage in just 3 days of use, new study says [news release]. Los Angeles, CA; PR Newswire: November 6, 2019. Accessed November 6, 2019.

Current Issue

The Educated Patient

Katarzyna Lalicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
The symptoms associated with colds, most commonly congestion, coughing, sneezing, and sore throats, are the body's response when a virus exerts its effects on the immune system. Cold symptoms peak at about 1 to 2 days and last 7 to 10 days but can last up to 3 weeks.
Kristen L. Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP
Exposure to damp and moly environments may also result in a variety of other health issues.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
An accurate medical history and a physical exam are critical to rule out more serious conditions.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
Practitioners should get a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical to treat sinus infections.
$vacMongoViewPlus$ $vAR$
Contemporary Clinic
MJH Associates
American Journal of Managed Care
MD Magazine
Pharmacy Times
Specialty Pharmacy Times
Targeted Oncology
About Us
Contact Us
Terms & Conditions
Pharmacy Healthcare & Communications, LLC
2 Clarke Drive
Suite 100
Cranbury, NJ 08512
P: 609-716-7777
F: 609-257-0701

Copyright Contemporary Clinic 2019
Pharmacy Healthcare & Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved.