Vaping after quitting smoking may increase lung cancer risk, study finds

Former smokers who vape may be more exposed to the risk of contracting lung cancer than those who don’t, according to research conducted in South Korea and recently released in the US.

The “Association of electronic cigarette use after conventional smoking cessation with lung cancer risk” survey, presented at the 2024 American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference at the end of May, showed an association between the use of e-cigarettes after quitting smoking and an increased risk of lung cancer – especially among those who are already prone to contracting the disease.

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Tiziana Cauli

Senior reporter/health & science editor
Tiziana is an Italian journalist from Sardinia. She has worked for both international and local media in Italy, South Africa, France, Spain, the UK, Lebanon and Belgium. She also worked as a communications manager for several international NGOs in the humanitarian sector. Tiziana holds a degree in Political Science and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Cagliari and she’s a graduate of the Carlo De Martino school of journalism in Milan.

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