E-cigarettes reportedly contain more cancer causing ingredients than regular cigarettes
E-cigarettes are told to pose more threat than regular, tobacco-based cigarettes, as revealed by a recent study.
A new discovery from Japan suggested that electronic cigarettes are ten times more dangerous than normal cigarettes since they have more cancer-causing ingredients.
As explained by Tetribe, E-cigarettes are supposed to be a replacement for smoking the usual cigarettes made from tobaccos. They deliver nicotine and other substances using vapor. The electronic ones are said to be safer.
E-cigarettes come in different shapes and sizes. Some look like cigarettes, cigars, and pipes, while there are others that look like random items such as pens for users who want to hide the fact that they are using the product.
Since its emergence in the market, the Food and Drug Agency has not evaluated the product for safety and effectiveness.
Because of that, many young people are drawn to using the product since it’s supposed to be an alternative and a safer route instead of tobacco products.
Recently, Japanese scientists discovered that E-cigarettes have ten times more cancer-causing ingredients than regular cigarettes.
The Japanese Ministry of Health spearheaded the research. According to a health ministry official, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde carcinogens were found in the liquid produced by many E-cigs.
In addition, the product can also spark life-threatening drug-resistant pathogens in the body.
Naoki Kunugita, one of the researchers, 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.”
In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) had recommended to governments that the selling of electronic cigarettes should be banned to underage people because of its dangers.
They also advised that the use of e-cigs in indoor public areas should be disallowed.