Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Kleinman study on e-cigarettes featured

Date: 
Thu, 10/01/2020

AirUCI faculty Mike Kleinman is part of a research team studying the effects of e-cigarettes and other vaping on health. They are warning that e-cigarettes with heating elements can cause ‘significant’ damage to the lungs. “Within an hour of beginning an experiment, we observed evidence of severe respiratory distress, including labored breathing, wheezing, and panting," said Mike. "After analysing lung tissue from subjects in the study, we found them to be severely compromised and observed other serious changes such as lung lesions, red blood cell congestion, obliteration of alveolar spaces, and pneumonitis in some cases."  Read the article