Vaping may increase cellular oxidative stress with just one session, raising disease risk

Since the origination of electronic cigarettes by Chinese populants, many have attested to its beneficiary and harmful effects.

In a study released in JAMA Pediatrics, it was determined by researchers at UCLA that just one 30-minute vaping session could drastically heighten cellular oxidative stress, even increasing the risk of disease.

32 participants of both genders were recruited between the ages of 21 to 33 and were placed into one of three groups: nonsmokers, cigarette smokers, e-cigarette smokers.

According to the JAMA study: “Like tobacco cigarette (TCIG) smoking, long-term electronic cigarette (ECIG) vaping in young people is associated with elevated cellular oxidative stress (COS), which is important in the pathogenesis of many diseases, including atherosclerosis.”

“The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of a single session of ECIG vaping on COS in immune cells in young people who do not smoke or vape compared with young people with long-term TCIG or ECIG use.”

The study unveiled that nonsmokers experienced oxidative stress levels at a drastically higher rater after the first vaping session than before it.

“The results are clear, unambiguous and concerning,” one author of the study stressed in a news release of the findings.

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