In the study researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation.
The researchers "caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are safe".
However, Public Health England advised that e-cigarettes were much less harmful than smoking and people should not hesitate to use them as an aid to giving up cigarettes.
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Both smoking and vaping cause nicotine addiction. Vaping might be, although it has not been conclusively proven yet, safer than smoking, however it's still an addiction and many have voiced fears that vaping has other hidden dangers.
We think that the smoke one inhales when smoking tobacco might be appear to be more dangerous for the lungs that the steam and chemicals one inhales when vaping, however the effect of the flavours and chemicals on the lungs from vaping is unknown.
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