23andMe Looks at Data on E-Cigarette Use – 23andMe August 18, 2021 – DNA Saturdays August 21, 2021

I saw this recently on 23andMe – 23andMe Looks at Data on E-Cigarette Use: https://blog.23andme.com/23andme-research/data-on-e-cigarette-use/. Much longer article. but here are some of the relevant portions.

August 18, 2021 By 23andMe under 23andMe Research

By Alexa Reynoso, 23andMe Associate Scientist, Genetic Epidemiology

The use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping, is associated with several unhealthy behaviors and traits particularly among young people, according to new data from 23andMe. 

But the data merely notes an association between vaping and those behaviors and traits, it’s not an indication of causation. Unlike the long-established research that links smoking to cancer, disability, and death, there remains a dearth of data on the health effects of vaping. Some recent studies have linked vaping to deleterious effects on the lungs. And last year a Stanford study found an association between risk for COVID-19 and vaping among young people. 

Scientists are still at the beginning of understanding the long-term health implications of e-cigarettes. At 23andMe we’ve only been collecting data on vaping for about a year. In the summer of 2020, our researchers added new questions to our smoking survey to account for vaping and e-cigarette use.

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