E-cigarette & Serious Pulmonary Complications Associated with Its Use
It has been more then a decade when use of e-cigaretter gained momentum. Growing trend of vaping and advent of e-cigarettes appealed many people to try this method. The users of e-cigarettes include new users who never experienced smoking earlier, quitters of cigarette smoking, and users intending to show their aristocratic style.
E-cigarette: Raising concern for health professionals
It was not too long when researchers started to explore ill-effects of electronic cigarettes. One after another, potential ill-effects of e-cigarettes were explored. A new study demonstrated impairment of normal airway functioning due to cinnamaldehyde, a common food-flavoring agent in cinnamon. Bleeding into the lungs’ alveolar spaces, called diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) was also reported in one study. This is secondary to disruption of the alveolar-capillary basement membrane. The cases of subacute respiratory failure in young males, leading to diffuse alveolar hemorrhage syndrome and many other respiratory disorders have become a matter of rising concern for health professionals.
Effect of high heating in e-cigarettes
There are more health issues associated with use of e-cigaret, in addition to respiratory health, and there are different factors to associate with these issues. Basically, researchers associate e-væske used in e-cigarette cartridge to be the major cause of health hazards, but this is not the only one. Heating of liquid at high temperature to produce vapors is another concerning issue which has been associated with toxicity. This is unavoidable, but has serious adverse effect due to penetration in lungs’ tissues. The researchers say that heating and burning cause drastic changes in chemical composition of e-liquids, which have deleterious effects on the body.
Considering e-cigarette use
Case reports of pulmonary complications are limited and eosinophilic pneumonia, suspected hypersensitivity pneumonitis, eosinophilic pneumonia, and bronchiectasis are few complications due to e-cigarettes for which case studies are available. There are more complications and possible serious complications that need to be focused in this context. Electronic cigarette can’t be used for recreational use without considering its serious pulmonary complication.