Smoking electronic cigarettes the most dangerous for the elderly as an increased risk of death from pneumonia. To this conclusion came scientists from Queen Mary University in London, the results of which are published on the website MedicalXpress.
The work of scientists in Britain has shown that e-cigarette vapor can be even more dangerous smoke conventional products from tobacco and exhaust fumes from cars, as it favors the ingress of pathogenic bacteria into the lower Airways, which increases the likelihood of disease States in the lungs, caused by inflammatory processes.
Experts analyzed the impact of these devices on a molecule produced by cells of membranes of the respiratory tract, referred to as PAFR. Previous experiments have shown that this molecule contributes to the delay of the bacteria associated with inflammation of the lungs, nose, throat and lungs.
The study showed that seventeen people regularly using electronic cigarettes, the levels of PAFR in the lungs reached three-fold the values after an hour of vaping. This suggests that people at risk of Contracting pneumonia. So, instead of electronic cigarettes in this category of smokers to refuse from traditional tobacco Smoking better to use nicotine gum or patches.
In the end, the results of experiments allow to conclude that e-cigarette vapor makes the lower respiratory tract more vulnerable to introduction of bacteria into the cells of the sheath.
In the case that such bacteria becomes pneumococci, thus the risk of dangerous diseases will increase.
In the UK, pneumonia is the sixth largest factor in the death of the population, and each year this disease takes the lives of 30,000 British, mostly elderly people and children. Each year of 220,000 citizens of the United Kingdom to provide medical assistance in the treatment of pneumonia.
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