A new study published highlights the adverse harm of smoking both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes together. It is interesting to note that 83 percent of those that use an e-cigarette also regularly smoke traditional cigarettes.
Published in the Journal of Korean Family Medicine, the recent South Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, led by Professor Jo Soo-hyun of the Department of Family Medicine at Chung-Ang University Hospital, collected data from 5,191 adult smokers in South Korea. Analyzing nicotine index and oxidative stress, the study revealed that compound smokers (e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes) saw greater instances of inflammation and oxidative stress. Jo Soo-hyun’s warns that continued compound smoking results in a greater prevalence of cotinine, a product formed after the chemical nicotine enters the body.
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