Vaping promotes pneumonia risk and boosts the disease-causing bacteria living in the cells around the airways, according to the research findings released in the European Respiratory Journal.
Recent study has shown that e-cigarette vapor affects human cells in the same way like that of traditional cigarette smoking or matter of separate particles from the fossil fuel pollution. Both of the cases are recognized for boosting vulnerability of lung infection along with the pneumococcal bacteria.
Jonathan Grigg, professor of the Paediatric Respiratory and Environmental Medicine at the Queen Mary University of London informed the research discovers that vaping for longer time of period could be more likely to increase the major risk of developing bacterial lung infection.
Grigg said in a statement that, “Pneumococcal bacteria can exist in our airways without causing illness. However, in some cases, they can invade the lining cells causing pneumonia or septicaemia. We know that exposure to traditional cigarette smoke helps these bacteria stick to airway lining cells, increasing the risk of infection. We wanted to see whether or not e-cigarettes might have the same effect.”
however, the research performed last month in the United States claimed that vaping can boost the risk developing certain cancer, as it has potential chances of damaging DNA, besides of consisting lesser carcinogens as compared to traditional tobacco smoke.
Grigg added that, “Some people may be vaping because they think it is totally safe, or in an attempt to quit smoking, but this study adds to growing evidence that inhaling vapor has the potential to cause adverse health effects.”