Touted as safer, more than a quarter of a million young people who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes last year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
E-cigarettes function by heating flavored liquid, which may or may not contains nicotine, the created vapor is inhaled without smoke.
Japanese scientists tested and found up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents in one brand ‘vape’ versus regular tobacco. Carcinogens such as formaldehyde* and acetaldehyde were present in the vapor. Levels vary significantly according to brands. This direct quote will shock you!
“Especially when the… wire (which vaporizes the liquid) gets overheated, higher amounts of those harmful substances seemed to be produced.”
Pharmaceutical laws only regulate nicotine e-cigarettes not non-nicotine vapes.
Big tobacco companies are acquiring e-cigarettes makers, for fear of missing a snowballing global market worth about billions.
This study strongly supports that e-cigarettes are not the harmless products many people assume them to be.
*Formaldehyde — a substance found in building materials and embalming fluids — present at much higher levels than regular cigarettes