E-Cigarettes Appear to Reduce Body’s Ability to Fight Flu


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    E-cigarettes and flu.

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Session: B107 Effects of E-Cigarettes and Their Components on Respiratory Dysfunction, Inflammation, and Repair
Abstract Presentation Time: Monday, May 20, 2:15 p.m. CT
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E-CIGARETTES APPEAR TO REDUCE BODY’S ABILITY TO FIGHT FLU

Newswise — ATS 2019, Dallas, TX ─ E-cigarettes may diminish the body’s ability to fight viruses, specifically those that cause the flu, according to research presented at ATS 2019. The same study found that cigarettes also appear to put study participants at greater risk of becoming sick from the flu, but the higher risk was caused by different factors than those identified with e-cigarettes.

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