A new pilot study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine has found that e-cigarette smokers have more lung inflammation than traditional cigarette smokers. The global e-cigarette market has skyrocketed in recent years, with sales reaching an estimated USD 24.6 billion in 2022.
However, the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes among young people, with one in ten middle- to high-school students in the US using them, is concerning.
With economic interests at play, it is essential for scientists to closely examine the effects of e-cigarettes on the lungs to prevent history from repeating itself.
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