Are E-Cigarettes Safer Than Regular Cigarettes?
If you think that the e-cigarette is safer and will dramatically reduce the risk of getting cancer, think again because e-cigarettes contain more cancer causing ingredients than cigarettes.
A report published in the journal “Nicotine and Tobacco Research’ shows that e-cigarettes produce formaldehyde which is a very potent carcinogen. E-cigarettes also produce nicotine-laced vapor which is proven to be very toxic.
Researchers from Japan explain that they found that e-cigarettes contain 10 times more carcinogens than regular cigarettes. The head of the research team, Naoki Kunugita said that e-cigarettes contain formaldehyde and he explained how it’s produced.
“When the…wire, which vaporizes the liquid, gets overheated, higher amounts of those harmful substances seemed to be produced,”said Kunugita.
“One new brand of e-cigarette, whose name has not been made public, showed a more than 10-fold increase in formaldehyde levels in nine out of every 10 sets. The device produced 1,600 micrograms of formaldehyde per 15 puffs,” explains Justin McCurry of The Guardian.
Researchers also tested the vapor of e-cigs on live methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and human cells. The vapor fueled the bacteria and it caused it to increase irs virulence. The vapor also decreased the capability of the human cells to defeat the supergerm.
E-cigarettes are becoming extremely popular among young people.
“More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. This number reflects a three-fold increase, from about 79,000 in 2011, to more than 263,000 in 2013,” reported the “US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention”.
The selling of e-cigarettes to minors has been banned by the Food and Drug Administration. The United Nations are planning to ban smoking e-cigarettes indoors.
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