AMA: Vaping linked to lung cancer

Tobacco companies have been touting vaping as the answer to old fashioned nicotine-filled cigarettes. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Tobacco companies have been touting vaping as the answer to old fashioned nicotine-filled cigarettes.

This new form of smoking has been directed at nicotine addicts, struggling to give up the habit.

READ: Probe launched after lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

But now the American Medical Association (AMA) has issued a warning, urging smokers to stop using e-cigarettes or face the risk of lung cancer.

National Chairperson of the South African Medical Association Angelique Coetzee says there is no evidence showing that the use of e-cigarettes will help users smoke less or quit smoking.

READ: E-cigarettes linked to heart problems

"Whats need to be understood is that vapes and e-cigarettes all contain nicotine and it is in the nicotine where the problem is."

"E-cigarettes and vaping can cause bronchitis pneumonia or what we call a popcorn type of lung disease."

Watch the full interview with National Chairperson of the South African Medical Association Angelique Coetzee above

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