The US Preventive Services Task Force has said that there is not enough evidence to prove that e-cigarettes help people give up tobacco.The devices are battery-operated and come in a variety of designs.In California alone there are over 2500 such businesses.
Derek Yach is executive director of the Vitality Institute and previously headed tobacco control at the World Health Organization (WHO).
The study revealed that e-cigarette smokers have elevated levels of neutrophil-extracellular-trap (NET)-related proteins in their airways.
NET proteins fight off pathogens, but increased levels of them can lead to inflammatory lung illnesses.
These factors include chewing tobacco and snuff, areca nut in its various forms, Khat leaves, and the drinking of Maté.
E-cigarettes lead to as many lung diseases as tobacco products, a new study has found.