Higher white cell counts among e-cigarette users suggest higher…

Higher white cell counts among e-cigarette users suggest higher inflammatory states and need further study ,Wang Y, Zhu Y, Chen Z, Chen S, Fu G, Fu J. Association between electronic cigarette use and whole blood cell among adults in the USA-a cross-sectional study of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey analysis. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2022 Jul 14. doi: 10.1007/s11356-022-21973-6. Epub ahead of print. Using E-cigarettes data from NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) 2013-2018, 17,180 adults were included in this cross-sectional analysis. Findings showed increases in white blood cells and different subtypes of white blood cells among e-cigarette users compared to smokers. The increase in mean white blood cell count from 7.15 to 8.22 (1000 cells/ul) is within the range of normal WBC counts but is statistically significant. It could reflect more infections, a higher baseline inflammatory state, or other changes. Further studies are indicated from these findings.
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