African Americans more vulnerable to kidney disease The National Kidney Disease Education Plan today began its first national effort to call attention to the seriousness of kidney disease and the importance of testing those at risky, particularly African Americans, a group hit especially hard. Kidney disease does not have any indicators in its early stages and many of these at high risk have no idea it. But its effect is apparent. Twenty million folks have kidney disease. The number of people currently on dialysis or with a kidney transplant because their kidneys failed offers doubled each 10 years for the past two decades.As a result, only 16 of the 694 participants had tried an e-cigarette at the proper time of the first survey. Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, a nonprofit group focused on education about vapor and e-cigarettes products, scoffed at the notion of basing any findings on such a little national sample. But lead writer Dr. Brian Primack stated that results were significant statistically, after controlling for other risk factors for smoking cigarettes even. By another year, 38 % of the baseline e-cigarette users had began smoking cigarettes traditional tobacco cigarettes. It clearly raises concern about the effect of e-smokes as a gateway for youth and young adults to changeover into traditional cigarettes, said Cliff Douglas, director of the American Tumor Society Tobacco Control Center.