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    How Vaping Could Make You Sick

    Sure, cigarettes can kill you. But a small study at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine found that vaping, which has been widely marketed as a safer alternative to traditional smokes, suppresses even more immune defense genes in the nasal passages than cigarettes do. Those nose genes are important because they’re our first line of defense when it comes to respiratory illnesses. While experts say research on the dangers of e-cigarettes is inconclusive, and its role in gene suppression needs wider study, vaping’s slowly losing its innocuous reputation.

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