E-cigarettes potentially just as addictive as tobacco version

People 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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Emily Lunardo studied medical sociology at York University with a strong focus on the social determinants of health and mental illness. She is a registered Zumba instructor, as well as a Canfit Pro trainer, who teaches fitness classes on a weekly basis. Emily practices healthy habits in her own life as well as helps others with their own personal health goals. Emily joined Bel Marra Health as a health writer in 2013.

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