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Study: E-cigarette use could lead to gut inflammation

Two chemicals in e-cigarettes were linked to gut inflammation among chronic users, which could lead to health problems such as inflammatory bowel disease, some cancers and liver fibrosis, according to a study from researchers at the University of San Diego School of Medicine and published in iScience. The effect of e-cigarette use on the gut lining may be reversed if e-cigarette smoking ceases, researchers said, but damage to other organs, such as the heart and brain, may be permanent.

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