New research details the health risks of E-Cigarettes

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A new study finds that Electronic cigarettes, marketed as a safer high-tech alternative to traditional tobacco products , introduce a mix of toxic chemicals including carcinogens into the lungs. According to the study Using e-cigarettes may even make bacterial infections resistant to antibiotics, 

Researchers found a much greater presence of toxic chemicals than previously thought. E-cigarettes deliver high levels of nanoparticles, which can trigger inflammation and have been linked to asthma, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes (SN: 7/18/09, p. 26). The levels “really raise concerns about heart disease and other chronic conditions where inflammation is involved,” said the principle author of the study.

 

To read a full synopsis of the study as well as a link to study itself, follow the link  below.

 

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/health-risks-e-cigarettes-emerge

3 Comments

  • Reply June 16, 2014

    Margaery

    So once again the “healthier” alternative is worse than what it’s replacing. Shocking. Think: trans fat vs. saturated fat, aspartame vs. sugar, etc…

  • Reply June 16, 2014

    ScienceNerd

    Is there such thing as ‘second-hand vape’??

  • Reply June 16, 2014

    Richard

    Where’s my Marlboro Reds??

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