A new study from the Texas A&M University School of Public Health suggests that vaping increases the risk of asthma in adolescents who have never smoked conventional tobacco products.
Vaping, or the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), among adolescents has grown dramatically over the past several years. Although e-cigarettes have fewer toxins than regular cigarettes, they still contain a mixture of harmful chemicals and raise the risk of respiratory diseases.
In this new study, which was published in Preventive Medicine, researchers analyzed data from a national survey of youth to determine whether there is an association between vaping and asthma. The researchers also sought to identify factors that may be associated with e-cigarette use in adolescents.