E-cigarettes could raise risk of cancer and heart disease, warn scientists

E-cigarettes could raise risk of cancer and heart disease, warn scientists

E-cigarettes could raise risk of cancer and heart disease, warn scientists

NRT has always been known as a much safer alternative to smoking'.

"It would seem clear based on the number of toxic substances and the lack of combustion that e-cigarettes should be lower risk than tobacco cigarettes".

Nicotine's potentially cancer-causing effects likely have been overlooked because prior to e-cigarettes the only folks who ever used nicotine on its own were former smokers trying to beat their habit, Alberg said. That's the verdict of a new study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that examined how nicotine inhalation without burning tobacco affects genetic material. NNAL, another member of the nitrosamine family that damaged the smoking mice's DNA, was found to be reduced by 97% in E-cigarette smokers as opposed to tobacco smokers in another recent study.

FLICKR, VAPING 360Nicotine inhaled from e-cigarettes can damage DNA in mouse heart, lung, and bladder and in cultured human lung and bladder cells, a new study shows.

Previous studies are split on how harmful e-cigarettes are for teens and adults. Their organs were likewise less able to fix DNA.

The long and short of it is that vaping with nicotine might increase the risk of cancer, although it's safer than smoking tobacco.


This appears to be the main cause for concern moving forward, as Jasmine Just from Cancer Research UK points out that other research has shown that "those who make a complete switch from smoking tobacco to e-cigarettes can significantly reduce their exposure to key harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke", as more light continues to be shed on the findings.

The Chicago Department of Public Health said Monday that according to its Healthy Chicago report 6 percent of Chicago high school students reported smoking cigarettes in 2017. Some people are becoming vaping fans because they think there's no danger involved.

The researchers exposed the animals to e-cigarette vapors that contain both nicotine and a liquid solvent.

The scientists did note that "many of these e-cig smokers [who] have taken up the e-cig smoking habit are not necessarily doing it for the goal of quitting TS (tobacco smoking), rather, it is because they are assuming that e-cig smoking is safe" in their writing.

Ultimately, whether these trends could lead to a whole new set of problems decades down the road is still a question for which we don't really have a good answer.

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