E-cigarettes potentially just as addictive as tobacco version

By: Emily Lunardo | Health News | Friday, July 24, 2015 - 12:15 AM

e-cigarretesPeople switching to e-cigarettes to quit traditional tobacco cigarettes, might not be doing any good, according to research from the American Chemical Society.

Whereas traditional cigarettes burn tobacco, e-cigarettes heat up liquid which still contains nicotine and carcinogens. Not much is currently known about e-cigarettes but they have been shown to have harmful effects so many states have banned their sales from minors. Some critics consider e-cigarettes a gateway to smoking traditional cigarettes.

There are different types of nicotine found in the liquid of e-cigarettes. Researchers tested the nicotine and found they can still be highly addictive. Also, researchers found the label often did not match the amount of nicotine found in the liquid. This goes to show that e-cigarettes have the potential to be equally as harmful as traditional tobacco.

The findings were published in Chemical Research in Toxicology.

Source:
http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2015/acs-presspac-july-22-2015/e-cigarettes-may-be-as-addictive-as-traditional-ones.html


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