E-cigarettes, tobacco have similar negative effects on cells: Study

March 22, 2024 by dailysabah.com

E-cigarettes, tobacco have similar negative effects on cells: Study

Scientists in Austria found evidence that smoking e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes have a similar effect on cells. The University of Innsbruck published the study in the journal, Cancer Research, analyzing the molecular effects of tobacco and e-cigarettes on the epigenome of the information in various cells. They said the epigenome can change during a lifetime due to various genetic and non-genetic factors, such as aging or lifestyle. Scientists looked at more than 5,300 samples from 4,000 people for indications about how smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes affects different cells. They included blood samples, mouth swabs and samples from the cervical area of women.


23.70% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 1.8 million current smokers in Austria.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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