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E-Cigarettes Significantly Raise Risk of Chronic Lung Disease, First Long-Term Study Finds

E-cigarette use significantly increases a person’s risk of developing chronic lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new UC San Francisco research, the first longitudinal study linking e-cigarettes to respiratory illness in a sample representative of the entire U.S. adult population.

Tobacco Vs. E-Cigarette Use Differs Among SF Public Schools

Eighty-eight percent of the e-cigarette waste collected was found at schools serving predominantly upper-income families with mostly white student populations. None were found at schools serving predominantly low- and middle-income families with large Latinx and African American populations.

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