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Thursday, August 4, 2016
E-Cigarettes Found To Have 10 Times More Cancer Causing Ingredients Than Regular Cigarettes
According to a new research, e-cigarettes have 10 times more cancer-causing ingredients than regular cigarettes.
Unfortunately, these kinds of cigarettes are meant to be a healthy replacement for the typical tobacco cigarettes.
But why there wasn’t any research conducted to prove their safety and viability? And who should be held responsible for that?
Here, we are showing you an excerpt from FDA official website:
FDA: E-cigarettes: Questions and answers
Q: What are electronic cigarettes?
A: Electronic cigarettes are products designed to deliver nicotine or other substances to a user in the form of a vapor. Typically, they are composed of a rechargeable, battery-operated heating element, a replaceable cartridge that may contain nicotine or other chemicals, and an atomizer that, when heated, converts the contents of the cartridge into a vapor. This vapor can then be inhaled by the user. These products are often made to look like such products as cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. They are also sometimes made to look like everyday items such as pens and USB memory sticks, for people who wish to use the product without others noticing.
Q: What concerns does FDA have regarding electronic cigarettes?
A: FDA has not evaluated any e-cigarettes for safety or effectiveness.
There it is. Now you’re asking yourself the question “Why the FDA hasn’t done any research on this?”. Well, it looks like the FDA is just a huge waste of taxpayers’ money.
E-cigarettes are being used by hundreds of thousands underage children and adults with the ultimate goal to ditch the life-threatening habit of tobacco cigarettes. However, that is not true.
Thankfully, a research was conducted by an institute in Japan.
E-cigarettes have 10 times more cancer-causing chemicals than typical cigarettes.
Until recently, people believed that e-cigarettes were the answer to smoking without any health issues. But when the Japanese Health Ministry conducted their study, they found that electronic cigarettes contained formaldehydeand acetaldehyde, both of which are dangerous carcinogens. The study also found that these chemicals can fuel potential drug-resistant pathogens.
The discovery came from a lab that tested the vapor of e-cigs on live methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and human cells.
One of the researchers, Naoki Kugunita, has said: “In one brand of e-cigarette the team found more than 10 times the level of carcinogens contained in one regular cigarette. Especially when the wire (which vaporizes the liquid) gets overheated, higher amounts of those harmful substances seemed to be produced,”
The Japanese Health Ministry also stated: “You call them e-cigarettes, but they are products totally different from regular tobacco. The government is now studying the possible risks associated with them, with view to looking at how they should be regulated,”
The WHO, in 2015, asked the governments to ban the sale of e-cigs, especially to underage people because of the potential negative effect on one’s health. Moreover, the UN Health Agency stated that although there wasn’t enough evidence and research about e-cigs, there was still enough to caution children, pregnant women or women of reproductive age.
The US CDC stated: “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.”
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