Millennial lung health will get its first focus with $24.8 million grant
June 24, 2019
Does vaping have a long-term impact on someone’s lungs? Does the air quality where a person grows up put them at higher risk for respiratory conditions later in life? These are among the issues that will be examined in a large, first-of-its-kind longitudinal study of lung health led by Northwestern Medicine scientists in partnership with the American Lung Association (ALA).
A new study found that people who vape may be inhaling potentially dangerous levels of toxic metals like lead. Most research suggests vaping is a healthier alternative to smoking, especially for adults who want to quit. But those studies have also revealed some of its potential downsides.
A Monday afternoon session at the AIHce delves into the topical issue of Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes have only recently been regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Because of this, there are no safety checks or requirements for what can go into an e-cigarette.