Electronic cigarette use can result in damage…

Electronic cigarette use can result in damage to mitochondrial cells causing negative health effects.

Zahedi A, Phandthong R, Chaili A, Leung S, Omaiye E, Talbot P. Mitochondrial Stress Response in Neural Stem Cells Exposed to Electronic Cigarettes. iScience. Volume 16, 28 June 2019, Pages 250-269.

E-cigarette smoke exposure was found to cause stress-induced mitochondrial hyperfusion (SIMH) in stem cells. SIMH is accompanied by alterations in mitochondrial morphology and dynamics caused by nicotine. Damaged mitochondria in stem cells can accelerate aging and lead to disease.

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