E-cigarette Smoke Contains Cancer Causing Chemicals

Published By : 21 Jan 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

E-cigarette vapor can include formaldehyde that can cause cancer that is 5 to 15 times higher than normal cigarettes, according to a new study.

It was found in research that e-cigarettes functioning at high voltages produce vapor with high amount of formaldehyde, which contain chemical compounds. This could cause a risk to the smokers who increase the voltage on their e-cigarette to raise the delivery of vaporized nicotine, as stated in the study. Mr. James Pankow, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and chemistry at Portland State University and co-author of this research report in Oregon.

Mr. James Pankow also stated that they have found that there is a concealed form of formaldehyde in e-cigarette vapor, which has not been measured in general. It is a chemical that consists of formaldehyde in it, and that formaldehyde can be discharged after inhalation. People should not suppose that these e-cigarettes are wholly safe. The findings were given in a letter published on Jan. 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Medical and healthcare experts have known it for long that formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals exists in cigarette smoke. At initial stages, e-cigarettes were wished to be with no such hazards because they lack fire, which cause burning and discharge toxic chemicals, as stated by Portland State news release.

The newer versions of e-cigarettes can function at very high temperatures and that heat amps up the creation of formaldehyde that contains compounds, the study found.

A Portland State chemistry professor and the lead researcher David Peyton stated in the news release that the new e-cigarettes that have adjustable tank system permit users to turn up the heat and produce high amounts of vapor, or e-cigarette smoke.
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