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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

E-Cigarettes Potentially as Harmful as Tobacco

Many smokers switched to electronic cigarettes hoping they would be less harmful than tobacco cigarettes. But a new study at the University of Connecticut found that e-cigarettes are potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes.

Using a new testing device, they found that e-cigarettes with a nicotine-based liquid could damage DNA as much as unfiltered cigarettes. Cellular mutations caused by DNA damage can lead to cancer.

The researchers also discovered the vapor from non-nicotine e-cigarettes caused as much DNA damage as filtered cigarettes, probably due to the numerous chemical additives in the vapors.



Anonymous said...

OMG! That MUST mean that our government needs to tax it!!!

Anonymous said...

ya think ?