Do e-cigarettes cause COPD or is there a COPD epidemic in adolescents in South California?

Do e-cigarettes cause COPD or is there a COPD epidemic in adolescents in South California?

Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos comments on a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care titled Electronic-cigarette Use and Respiratory Symptoms in Adolescents.

The study sparked numerous media reports of exaggerated risks and statements of conclusion that were not what the study actually reported.

In his article he says:  “But there is a problem with these statements. They are different from what the study found.”

As well as:  “It is sad that the American Thoracic Society, a well-respected health organization, released a press statement with a headline that e-cigarettes may harm lung health when in reality lung health was not assessed and harm was never observed to anyone.”

Click here to read Dr. Farsalinos’ assessment in detail.

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