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.
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