Prospective study of e-cigarette use and respiratory…

Tackett AP, Urman R, Barrington-Trimis J, et al. Prospective study of e-cigarette use and respiratory symptoms in adolescents and young adults. Thorax. Published Online First: 15 August 2023. doi: 10.1136/thorax-2022-218670

E-cigarette use in young adults was associated with respiratory symptoms, independent of combustible cannabis and cigarette exposures, based on four years of prospective data.

Compared with never e-cigarette users, past 30-day e-cigarette users reported increased odds of wheeze (OR 1.81; 95% CI 1.28, 2.56), bronchitic symptoms (OR 2.06; 95% CI 1.58, 2.69) and shortness of breath (OR 1.78; 95% CI 1.23, 2.57), adjusting for study wave, age, sex, race, lifetime asthma diagnosis, and parental education.

Stephen Hamann

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