E-cigarettes may worsen asthma, respiratory disease among youth

Posted: 4/30/2014

From Healio:

Vapors from electronic cigarettes may contain chemicals that have the potential to worsen acute respiratory diseases, such as asthma and bronchitis among adolescents and young adults, according to a press release.

Researchers from RTI International analyzed particles expended from electronic cigarettes in a cellular model, and reported that some chemicals caused acute toxicity or lung damage observed with traditional tobacco smoke. Read more.