Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function

Lung cell impairment can occur with exposure to e-cigarettes, but other short and long-term effects of vaping remain unknown.

Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function click to enlarge Drs. Jaspers and Clapp (L-R) in the Jaspers Lab.

The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, especially amongst teenagers. An e-cigarette is a device that produces an aerosol by heating a liquid, allowing users to inhale the aerosol into their lungs. This is also sometimes referred to as vaping or juuling, named for a popular brand of vaping device. E-cigarettes can appear like traditional cigarettes or cigars, while others look like ballpoint pens or USB devices.

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