Even Nicotine-Free Vapes Harm Your Lungs – DNyuz

New Study: Even Nicotine-Free Vapes Harm Your Lungs

First people vaped as a healthier alternative to smoking. People then smoked nicotine free vapes to make vaping healthier. According to a new study , even when all nicotine and tobacco are removed from the vapours, inhaling flavoured vapours is not good for your health.

There’s been growing consensus among researchers about the health risks of nicotine-containing vapes. Just this week, one 22-year-old man had to undergo a double lung transplant because of his vaping habit. 39 countries already ban the sale of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, so many vapers now choose zero-nicotine options.

Unfortunately for the roughly five million vapers in the UK, even 0mg vapes appear to damage the lungs: New research, published in the journal Microvascular Research, has identified a specific protein that nicotine-free vape fluid increases in the lung, causing oxidative stress, inflammation and breakdown of the blood vessels. The same type of damage can be seen in lung injuries.

The study, carried out by the Biomedical Science Research group at Anglia Ruskin University, looked at a common brand of watermelon-flavoured vape in three different nicotine concentrations: 0mg, 10mg and 20mg. All three concentrations appeared to cause this damage when exposed to a human lung.

“Nicotine-free vape fluid has been demonstrated to have the same chemical composition as nicotine-containing fluid except for the absence of nicotine,” says lead author Dr Havovi Chichger, Associate Professor of Biomedical Science at Anglia Ruskin University. “As the market is not currently well-regulated, it has been difficult to judge which chemical could be the most damaging to vascular function.”

Sorry, vapers. But it looks like if you’re trying to avoid health risks, your best bet would just be to kick the habit.

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