MRSA Strain May Get Stronger In the Bodies of Smokers & E-Cig Users
Cigarette smoke has been found to be very detrimental to both to first hand users and second hand smokers. However one new way that cigarette smoke and even e-cigarette vapor may be dangerous to everyone is in their ability to strengthen the super bacteria Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as staph.
A study at the University of California, San Diego identified that MRSA strains, when grown with the exposure of cigarette smoke, have an added resistance against Macrophages, a type of white blood cell that is among the first line of defense when attacking invading bacteria and other infections. To read either of the two articles supporting this information, click here and here.