We’ve made a few posts lately about electronic cigarette and vapor smoking.  It’s a rather new trend that many people have yet to grasp.  Today, we’ll talk about how they impact your lungs.

Although the development of electronic cigarettes has left behind many or most of the chief toxins that are commonly found in normal cigarettes, they can still be quite detrimental for one’s lungs in particular. The lungs are that part of the body that is most closely affected by inhalation especially of addictive substances like nicotine and harsh substances like Propylene Glycol. Far from being better for your lungs, new studies show that they can actually cause harm when used over an extended period of time.

The studies in question were carried out on both people with normal, healthy lungs and people with pulmonary diseases. The findings of such studies have been that airway resistance was increased for even normal lungs which can be harmful if it happens frequently. Many experts believe that ecigs have been made to look less dangerous because of planned and successful marketing but the fact remains that they do have a lasting impact on the lungs.

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Furthermore, the act of inhaling the vapor that is produced by the device has its own drawbacks. Sometimes if inhalation is done too quickly it can result in pure liquid nicotine being exposed to the lungs. Also, powerful puffs going in and out can also damage the lungs because of a sudden surge of vapor that hits without warning. Despite these facts, the number of users of ecigs continues to be on the rise because it is still the healthier option because there is no tobacco or tar in the device.

The airway resistance which is undoubtedly caused cannot be tested over the long term at the moment because ecigs have not been around for years and years. It is a dangerous occurrence no doubt and experts indicate that it could cause breathing difficulties and lung diseases with regular use. The lungs are predominately affected the most and they are perhaps the only part the ecigs actually harm. This could explain why this fact has escaped notice for so long.

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Becca Shaeffer is our resident health nut. An Ohio native, she loathes for the day she can quit her day job and move to somewhere warmer. When she's not at the gym, she's either hacking her way through skin treatments or thinking about her favorite cheat meal - thin crust pizza with anchovies and jalapenos.

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Becca Shaeffer is our resident health nut. An Ohio native, she loathes for the day she can quit her day job and move to somewhere warmer. When she's not at the gym, she's either hacking her way through skin treatments or thinking about her favorite cheat meal - thin crust pizza with anchovies and jalapenos.

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