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According to a recent study, vaping can cause all of your profits to go up in smoke.
According to a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, U.S. Army soldiers who vaped regularly were less fit than those who did not smoke popular electronic cigarettes.
The researchers looked at the 3km run times and the number of pushups and situps that 2,854 male soldiers could perform to measure their fitness. They found that steamers took an average of 27 seconds longer to complete the 2-mile run than non-steamers, and that they could do 4.5 or 2 pushups and situps less.
Surprisingly, tobacco smokers performed slightly better than vapers. Their average runtime of 2 miles was only eight seconds longer than that of non-smokers, which is a hole in the vaping industry's claim that it is a healthier alternative to tobacco cigarettes.
News that probably didn't shock anyone was the worst hit for those who smoked both tobacco and e-cigarettes. Their average run time was 32 seconds slower than that of nonsmokers, and they could do five or four pushups and situps less than nonsmokers.
And although the news that vaping lowers your fitness isn't good, it's nowhere near as worrying as the results of a separate study in the same journal that found that the risk of chronic lung disease like asthma and bronchitis in vapers is much higher than non-smokers. Those who smoked both cigarettes and vapes – the most common consumption pattern – were at the highest risk.
This is because, according to the study, vaping prevents the body's immune system from working at its optimal level. And while the risk of illness is not quite as high as for people who smoke flammable cigarettes, researchers have found that many people who smoke also smoke cigarettes.
And in a final blow to the vaping industry, the second study also found that despite claims from e-cigarette manufacturers, e-cigarette users had no easier way to give up nicotine altogether.[RELATED1]