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E-Cigarette Vapor Can Alter DNA in Mouth Cells, Research Says

Researchers have found a high likelihood that the vapor from e-cigarettes changes the DNA in mouth cells. Irfan Rahman, a biochemist at University of Rochester in New York, is well-versed in conducting studies regarding the potential harm caused by pollutants, including e-cigarettes. Rahman told Science News in a statement last year that many teens and young adults admitted to dry and scratchy throats when vaping. For some, vaping caused coughing and mouth bleeds. “We’ve got to start looking into these things,” said Rahman, “and see what’s going on.” E-cigarettes are devices made up of a battery, an internal heating coil, and a liquid ... Read More