3D printed human lung to be used to test the effects of vaping

 3D printed human lung to be used to test the effects of vaping

poumonThe questions surrounding the health effects of vaping remain somewhat of a mystery. Numerous studies suggest that the effects are far less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but the lack of a proper medical study on electronic cigarettes remains at the center of most debates. However, a new initiative may clear up some of the outstanding questions.

The FDA has just financed the University of Colorado’s Anschutz medical campus to carry out a new study, where over $3 million have been allotted to make a 3D model of a human lung. It would be the most accurate model ever produced, and would allow researchers to study the effects of the electronic-cigarette on human beings.

The Anschutz medical campus is known for its excellent and innovative research facilities, and the FDA’s financing will allow it to carry out this major scientific study. Numerous lessons about electronic cigarettes and their effects will be learned in the process.

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An important study for vaping enthusiasts

Currently, few studies exist about the health effects of vaping. Is the electronic cigarette dangerous for our cells and organs? Does it have any negative effect on our health at all? This new study is sure to help us answer some pressing questions.

Up until now, the effects of smoking have mainly been studied on laboratory animals, which makes it hard to relate the findings to humans. The creation of a perfectly rendered 3D lung will also help solve any remaining questions about the harmfulness of tobacco.

Understanding the actual toxicity of vaping could be an important moment for the entire industry. If even minor risks are confirmed, there will be no incentive for doctors to defend vaping, which would be a major blow for vaping enthusiasts and smokers throughout the world.   


Jean-Pascal est le scientifique de l'équipe BlogVape. Ancien journaliste médical, il a trouvé dans la vape un moyen d'arrêter de fumer qu'il souhaite désormais transmettre.

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