E-cigarette vaping is a common trend among people of different ages and social status. According to the findings of a recent study, vaping device components cause e-cigarette lung injury and have negative health implications.
In 2018, researchers at the University of California, Irvine, began studying a vaping device with a stainless steel heating element. In 2019, the researchers switched to another device made of nickel-chromium alloy heating elements after the first one got discontinued.
While being used, the first device did not show any lung problem, otherwise known as E-cigarette or Vaping Associated Lung Injury (EVALI). But after the switch, test subjects experienced severe respiratory distress within one hour of using the second device.
This led the researchers to conclude that the EVALI cases are a result of the heating element material. They also believed that temperature played a vital role as the vaping device with nickel-chromium alloy heating element had a higher power level.
The research results come a month after Jeff Wagner and employees of the California Department of Public Health published a study showing vaping devices are likely to cause harm and e-cigarette lung injury at higher temperatures.
Robert Kloner M.D Ph.D. of UCI said the researchers felt their findings were quite significant. They thought that it was imperative to release the initial results early to caution electronic cigarette users sooner of the increased risks they face, especially in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is vital to note that the study did not include Kantha nickel or titanium heating elements, so it is unclear if the two would also have the same effects. However, Kloner said that he cannot overstate the danger posed by e-cigarette vaping devices. Thus, users should stay away from the devices and put their safety first.
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