Good day, dear vapers and all those who are interested in the topic of electronic cigarettes and constantly follow the news, which is directly related to vaping. Research in this area began a long time ago, and they continue to this day, someone proves that vaping is good and that with the help of it you can get rid of a bad habit once and for all, someone proves that vaping is bad and lead hundreds of arguments that demonstrate the incompetence of researchers and research methods. In general, I will say this, that research was, is and will be, as long as this area is “young”, we will see more than one result of research from leading professors from different countries working in different fields. And today we have another reason for reflection.3.4 million US dollars to create the most modern imitation of a light man to study the effects of vaping. The only thing that bothers here is the fact that the money was given out by the management, which often does not praise vaping, but on the contrary tries in every way to oppose the development of this industry.
The research team, under the direction of Cambez H. Benam , Ph.D., assistant professor of the Faculty of Medicine, will create the first of its kind multicellular three-dimensional (3D) living structure of the human lung containing cells that naturally replicate the respiratory tract pattern. The model will include a layer of living tissue, which is important for our immune defense, as well as for the development and repair of organ damage. This human lung will allow a better understanding of the harm of electronic cigarettes and hookah, giving researchers the opportunity to assess the effect on genes, proteins, ways and functions of cells / organs, as well as to identify any toxicity and potential that causes cancer.
“Providing the next generation of human lung models to compare the toxicity of emerging products, especially shisha and e-cigarettes, will help identify hazardous and carcinogenic compounds ,” said Dr. Benam. “This study has unprecedented potential to promote existing tools for the FDA to better protect and promote public health issues around tobacco products and electronic cigarettes.”
Meanwhile, a recent US study published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology found that nicotine concentrations in the infamous Juul devicetoxic to living human cells. “Nicotine concentrations are high enough to be cytotoxic or toxic to living cells when tested in vitro with cultured cells of the respiratory system,” says lead researcher Prue Talbot. “JUUL is the only e-cigarette product that we found with nicotine concentrations high enough to be toxic in standard cytotoxicity tests. It is of great concern that its use will addiction to the new generation of adolescents to nicotine. ”