Electronic cigarettes may appear to be safer than regular cigarettes, but the vapors emitted from e-cigarettes may be even more carcinogenic than tobacco products, according to a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers with Portland State University tested the vapors from e-cigarettes and found that the liquid aerosol released formaldehyde, a carcinogen used in embalming fluid, cigarettes and disinfectants. The amount of formaldehyde in e-cigarette vapors, however, is even higher than most tobacco-containing cigarettes, researchers claim, giving long-term vaping enthusiasts a lifetime cancer risk 15 times greater than lifetime smokers of regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes have boomed ... Read More
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