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Article title:Vaping disrupts ventilation-perfusion matching in asymptomatic users

Authors: Abhilash S. Kizhakke Puliyakote, Ann R. Elliott, Rui Carlos Sá, Kevin M. Anderson, Laura E. Crotty Alexander, Susan Roberta Hopkins

From the authors: "Our data suggests that changes in pulmonary perfusion may precede potential airway abnormalities in response to long-term vaping and/or other inhalant use. Our study suggests that use of e-cigarettes may have significant consequences for public health, especially in young subjects who may be exposed for several years."

This study is highlighted as one of January’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.