Ekbom et al report that having asthma is associated with a three times higher risk of being hospitalised for pneumonia. Treatment with the inhaled corticosteroid fluticasone propionate is associated with an increased risk of pneumonia.
A large survey suggests that the odds of asthma is increased in individuals using e-cigarettes with no history of smoking combustible cigarettes. It highlights the need for longitudinal studies of pulmonary health in young e-cigarette-using adults.
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