Do E-Cigarette Vapors Increase Risk of Pneumonia?
Do E-Cigarette Vapors Increase Risk of Pneumonia?
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A new study published in the European Respiratory Journal found that the vapor from e-cigarettes can can increase a person’s risk for pneumonia. Past studies have shown a link between smoking traditional cigarettes and an increased risk of pneumonia infections. The new study examines whether e-cigarettes—marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes—are also linked to increased risk of infection.

According to the researchers, the results of the study show that vaping makes a person’s airways more vulnerable to bacteria sticking the the airway lining cells. If a person has been exposed to the pneumococcal bacterium—which can exist in the airways without causing an infection—vaping can increase the risk of infection.

This study is just the latest in the growing body of research on e-cigarette risks. Other studies have revealed dangers such as the risk of developing an oral disease from vapor particles. One study even found that e-cigarette vapor can contain formaldehyde at levels up to 15 times that of traditional cigarettes.

“There is still a lot we don’t know about the effects of e-cigarettes. Consumers should be wary of these products touted as ‘safe’ alternatives to smoking, when there has not been enough research to determine their safety,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a defective product and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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