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Public Health Reports: Use of E-Cigarettes and Self-Reported Lung Disease Among US Adults

In a recent article in Public Health Reports, Florida International University researchers examined the impact of e-cigarette use on the prevalence of lung disease among current, former, and never tobacco users aged 18 and above. Researchers used data from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to assess the influence of several confounding sociodemographic and health behavior factors. A significant association was found between e-cigarette use and lung disease after adjusting for these factors, which was modified by combustible tobacco smoking. Findings call for future research to examine the harmful effects of e-cigarettes that might explain the observed association.

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