New Studies Raising Concerns About E-Cigarettes

Meanwhile two new studies are raising
more concerns about the vaping epidemic
and the potential harm of those cigarettes
CBS's maren austin has the findings a
new study from UC san francisco finds
using e-cigarettes significantly raises
the risk of chronic lung diseases such
as asthma bronchitis emphysema and
obstructive pulmonary disease the
research looked at 32,000 adults without
lung disease and followed them for three
years this is the first study in a
general population to show that the use
of e-cigarettes increases the chances
you'll develop chronic lung disease it
really damages your lungs and so these
damages in the study we did are long
term and cumulative dr. Stanton glance
is the senior author of the study which
also found people who use both
traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes
at the same time had even higher risks
of lung diseases if you're a dual user
which is what most adult each cigarette
users are you're actually worse off than
if you just smoked dr. Glenn says this
new research adds to the growing
evidence that e-cigarettes are dangerous
my guess is that you know three or four
years from now when when the scientific
case has fully gelled we're gonna find
that a cigarette while different from
cigarettes probably are about as
dangerous as cigarettes people really
shouldn't be using them the lung disease
is reported in this study are not
related to the lung injuries associated
with vaping that federal health
officials are currently investigating
more than 2400 people have been
hospitalized and more than 50 have died
Marin Austin CBS News Los Angeles and
another study from the University of
Nebraska Medical Center shows that
three-quarters of teens who vape are
using nicotine marijuana or other
mind-altering substances which is more
than was previously thought