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Scott et al. (2018). Pro-inflammatory effects of e-cigarette vapour condensate on human alveolar macrophages Thorax.

Study published in the peer-reviewed journal Thorax (British Medical Journal Group), showing that e-cigarette vapour destroys protective cells that keep the lungs clear of harmful particles. It showed that the vapour impairs the activity of cells known as macrophages, which help remove dust, bacteria and allergens. Some of the damage highlighted by the study is similar to the effects of tobacco and chronic lung disease.



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