Cancer-Causing Toxins Linked to Some E-Cigarettes
the MPR take:
Tank-system e-cigarettes that produce intense vapor may also be producing toxins such as formaldehyde when the liquid in the e-cigarette is heated to high temperatures. The study, soon to be published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, suggests that it is possible for these types of e-cigarettes, which contain tank systems in which e-liquid is added and heated using batteries, to expose the user to similar levels of formaldehyde found in regular cigarettes. More research will need to be done to evaluate the safety of these tank system e-cigarettes, especially since they seem to be growing in popularity. The FDA recently proposed a new rule that would grant the agency authority to regulate additional tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes appear to be safer than ordinary cigarettes for one simple — and simply obvious — reason: people don't light up and smoke them. A study to be published this month in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research found that the high-power e-cigarettes known as tank systems ...
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