admin | December 9, 2014 | Health |
Do you believe using e-cigarettes is way better than traditional cigarettes? Do you believe it is safer? Cheaper in the long run? Do you think that they can drastically reduce your cancer risk? If so, you really need to think again.
A report published by the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, showed that high-power e-cigarettes can produce formaldehyde. For those who don’t know, formaldehyde is a very potent carcinogen.E-cigarettes also produce nicotine-laced vapor that users inhale. These substances are toxic.
E-cigarettes can contain much higher levels of carcinogens than regular cigarettes, as shown by researches conducted in Japan.As much as 10 times the level of formaldehyde can be found in the vapor produced by e-cigarettes.
“When the wire (which vaporizes the liquid) gets overheated, higher amounts of those harmful substances seemed to be produced.”-Researcher Naoki Kunugita explaining how formaldehyde is produced in e-cigarettes.
As Justin McCurry of The Guardian reported:“One new brand of e-cigarette, whose name has not been made public, showed a more than 10-fold increase in formaldehyde levels in nine out of every 10 sets”.“The device produced 1,600 micrograms of formaldehyde per 15 puffs.” He added.
E-cigarettes can fuel potentially life-threatening drug-resistant pathogens.This is based on lab study where they tested e-cigs vapor on live methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and human cells.
The already drug-resistant bacteria is fueled by vapor in order to increase its virulence. The vapor also decreases the human cells’ capabilities to defeat the supergerm. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) often live on our throat with just doubles the negative effect of e-cig vapor. The same is done to the supergerm by the regular cigarette, but only on a worse level.
Selling e-cigarettes to minors was banned by the FDA, and stricter policies are to be created over the next few years.The UN, on the other hand already called to ban smoking e-cigarettes indoors.
E-cigarettes have been specifically popular around young people. According to the CDC (US Centre for Disease Control),: “More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. This number reflects a three-fold increase, from about 79,000 in 2011, to more than 263,000 in 2013.”