Product Safety

Study suggests e-cigarette use may increase risk of inflammatory diseases

The Daily Mail reported on research at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill which found that e-cigarette smokers are likely to develop dangerous proteins associated with COPD and cystic fibrosis. Based on observations of 15 e-cigarette users, 14 cigarette smokers, and 15 nonsmokers, the researchers found e-cigarette use was associated with “elevated levels of neutrophil-extracellular-trap (NET)-related proteins” in the airways. These could cause inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, lupus, and vasculitis. Study author Dr Mehmet Kesimer said, “Our results suggest that e-cigarettes might be just as bad as cigarettes.” He said his analysis also “challenges the concept that switching from cigarettes to e-cigarettes is a healthier alternative.”

« Previous      Next »


Recognition held by some of our attorneys:

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Before making your choice of attorney, you should give this matter careful thought. The selection of an attorney is an important decision. For the comparison standards employed by the various lawyer rating companies, please visit,,,,, and Award is conferred on at least 100 lawyers per state, not 100 lawyers in America. Prior Results do not guarantee a similar outcome, nor does visiting this website create an attorney client relationship.*

Tell Us About Your Case

Don’t hesitate. Don’t wonder. Don’t field questions from aggressive insurance companies. Contact Gill & Chamas, LLC today.

Contact Us

We serve clients throughout New Jersey

  • Woodbridge
  • New Brunswick
  • East Brunswick
  • Edison
  • North Brunswick
  • South Brunswick
  • Piscataway
  • Linden, Clark
  • Rahway
  • Middletown
  • Old Bridge
  • Sayreville
  • Perth Amboy
  • Elizabeth
  • Newark
  • Union
  • Middlesex County
  • Union County
  • Somerset County
  • Monmouth County
  • Mercer County
  • Hudson County
  • Bergen County
  • Ocean County
  • Atlantic County
  • Bergen County
  • Burlington County
  • Essex County
  • Mercer County
  • Middlesex County
  • Monmouth County
  • Ocean County
  • Passaic County
  • Somerset County
  • Sussex County
  • Union County
  • Warren County

Contact Us

655 N Florida Grove Road
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

3509 U.S. 9
Howell Township, NJ 07731

Phone: 732-324-7600
Fax: 732-324-7606