A new study published in the Journal Cell Physiology shows that e-cigarettes have toxic effects on neutrophils function, making them a threat to human health by increasing the likelihood of infection with Gram-negative bacteria. E-cigarettes are in wide use today, among 7% to 12% of adults and up to 37% of teenagers/new adults. While touted as a safer alternative to conventional smoking, evidence shows that they can be extremely harmful and in fact, lethal, as the recent spate of vaping-linked deaths in America shows.

Neutrophils and immunity

 

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