A new study suggests that vaping is just as bad, if not worse, than smoking and causes an increase in the potential of bacteria to cause harm in the lungs – just like tobacco. Photo: Europa Press via Getty Images A new study suggests that vaping is just as bad, if not worse, than smoking and causes an increase in the potential of bacteria to cause harm in the lungs – just like tobacco. Photo: Europa Press via Getty Images
A new study suggests that vaping is just as bad, if not worse, than smoking and causes an increase in the potential of bacteria to cause harm in the lungs – just like tobacco. Photo: Europa Press via Getty Images

Vaping: not a safe alternative to smoking, new study suggests, and it may be more harmful to health than tobacco in normal cigarettes

  • The number of people who vape has been increasing rapidly – from about seven million in 2011 to 41 million in 2018
  • A study shows that harmful bacteria in the lungs becomes more virulent when directly exposed to e-cigarette vapour

Topic |   Smoking and vaping
A new study suggests that vaping is just as bad, if not worse, than smoking and causes an increase in the potential of bacteria to cause harm in the lungs – just like tobacco. Photo: Europa Press via Getty Images A new study suggests that vaping is just as bad, if not worse, than smoking and causes an increase in the potential of bacteria to cause harm in the lungs – just like tobacco. Photo: Europa Press via Getty Images
A new study suggests that vaping is just as bad, if not worse, than smoking and causes an increase in the potential of bacteria to cause harm in the lungs – just like tobacco. Photo: Europa Press via Getty Images
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