Newscasting from South Korea: E-Cigarette Use After Smoking May Up Risk for Lung Cancer

Former cigarette smokers who use electronic cigarettes may have a higher risk for lung cancer than those who do not vape, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2024 International Conference, held from May 17 to 22 in San Diego.

Yeon Wook Kim, M.D., from the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital in South Korea, and colleagues examined lung cancer risk and related mortality associated with smoking habit changes to e-cigarette use among those who smoked conventional cigarettes. The analysis included 4.3 million individuals with a conventional smoking history who participated in the National Health Screening Program from 2012 to 2014, with follow-up through 2021.

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