Smokers with asthma who switch to VAPING found a significant improvement and fewer respiratory infections , according to a study.
The study, published in the Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy provided sufficient information to suggest that vaping does not increase infection rates and may actually lead to a reduction of infections.
for the study, data were collected through online surveys of 941 respondents who switched to vaping for at least two months and assessed subjective changes in respiratory symptoms.
The results showed that 66 percent of respondents reported an improvement in respiratory symptoms, 29 percent reported no change and five percent reported worsening.
“there is no doubt that electronic cigarettes are much safer than conventional cigarettes, but smokers still made them believe they are dangerous. This lack of information includes a study not reported in rats who claimed that vaping can increase vulnerability to infection, “said Peter Hajek, professor at Queen Mary University of London.
Some cell studies and previous animals have been interpreted as suggesting that vaping can increase vulnerability to infection, but these studies did not use realistic exposure levels.
human studies have reported significant adverse respiratory effects associated with the use of e-cigarette up to 1.5 years.
researchers said it is not surprising that respondents noted improvements in respiratory health. This is because smoking increases susceptibility to respiratory infections and stopping smoking can be expected to have a positive effect.
In addition, vaping can also provide some antimicrobial protection through Propylene Glycol ingredient e-liquid, although still evidence is needed to confirm this.