A UCLA medical study suggests that one session on a vape instantly increases disease risk for nonsmokers.

LOS ANGELES — Tobacco and electronic cigarettes can pose risks to regular smokers’ health. However, a new study by medical researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that vaping can affect the cells of healthy younger nonsmokers after the first puff. In fact, according to the researchers, the speed of the effects is noteworthy.

“Over time, this imbalance can play a significant role in causing certain illnesses, including cardiovascular, pulmonary and neurological diseases, as well as cancer,” said Dr. Holly Middlekauff, a professor of cardiology and physiology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. Middlekauff is the primary author of the study, published in JAMA Medicine.

The study shows that a single 30-minute “vaping session” can significantly increase “cellular oxidative stress.” This stress occurs when the human body has an imbalance between molecules that can cause damage to the cells. Middlekauff’s research demonstrates that vaping is associated with several adverse changes in the body that can lead to potential health problems in the future.

“We were surprised by the gravity of the effect that one vaping session can have on healthy young people,” Middlekauff said. “This brief vaping session was not dissimilar to what they may experience at a party, yet the effects were dramatic.”

According to UCLA, the research findings attempt to undercut the hypothesis that electronic cigarettes and other ENDS devices are a safer alternative to regular cigarettes.

Unfortunately, the study considers that someone is likely to initiate the use of an electronic cigarette for the first time ever. The consideration for smokers who use electronic cigarettes as an off-ramp from combustible cigarettes is missing.

Remember, several other public health institutions recognize vaping as a consumer-oriented risk reduction strategy.

Public Health England, the UK’s CDC, still maintains that regulated electronic cigarettes are up to 95 percent safer than traditional cigarettes.

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Michael McGrady Jr is a columnist for Vaping Post's English edition. He is a critically acclaimed journalist with awards and recognition from across the industry. He was a finalist for ECigClick's annual vape awards in 2019 and 2020, a KAC Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Fellow in 2019, among other honors. All articles express his own opinion and do not necessarily reflect the Editor's view.
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Matt Kelly
Matt Kelly
1 year ago

Can anyone believe the BS coming from California?
with a +$15billion MSA revenue stream to protect.
They overstated nicotine harms already, while conveniently almost ignoring the dozens of more harmful combustion products, and thousands of other ones. They allow sugar to be burnt in the mix to allow the production of MAOI antidepressants for a more addictive end product, the other 1000’s of approved cigarette additives, utilized by the hundreds in every stick to enhance the smoking experience are never mentioned by the anti tobacco / anti vaping cartel. Only obvious flavor additives in common are targeted to reduce the competition from vaping. Which 90% of vapers state is the main reason Vaping helped them quit. Folks will still smoke unflavored tobacco, but vape tobacco flavor(which is not tobacco or smoke) generally tastes like crap and many will return to smoking, with its greater harms.
Help for smokers is dismal from the massive tax haul, and failing to enforce 21+ Laws, choosing to unfairly discriminate against non pharmaceutical, yet the most popular and successful harm reduction method, vaping, is an epic fail in helping people quit smoking.