Teens using e-cigarettes show evidence of same toxic chemicals as smokers

Teens using e-cigarettes show evidence of same toxic chemicals as smokers

The small study, led by Dr. Mark Rubinstein of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, evaluated at least 103 teenagers, with the average age of 16.

"Although e-cigarette vapor may be less hazardous than tobacco smoke, our findings can be used to challenge the idea that e-cigarette vapor is safe, because numerous volatile organic compounds we identified are carcinogenic", Dr. Rubinstein and colleagues wrote in the conclusion. In teenagers who used both e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes, levels of toxic compounds were up to three times higher than in e-cigarette users only. Researchers discovered some of the chemicals were also found in adolescents who used flavored e-cigarettes without nicotine.

"Teenagers need to be warned that the vapor produced by e-cigarettes is not harmless water vapor, but actually contains some of the same toxic chemicals found in smoke from traditional cigarettes", Rubinstein said in a statement. He explained that propylene glycol and glycerin, which are used to keep the products smoked in e-cigarettes in liquid form, are approved by the Food and Drug administration as safe at room temperature.

As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, a new warning comes from researchers: Teenagers who try vaping are ingesting numerous same chemicals that make traditional cigarettes so deadly.

The National Cancer Institute said studies in rodent models have found that acrylamide exposure increases the risk for several types of cancer.

Hess said there are countless other studies that prove vaping is 95 percent safer than smoking traditional cigarettes.

"Teenagers should be inhaling air, not products with toxins in them", he added.

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When used as a predictive factor, any e-cigarette use was positively associated with current established smoking (OR = 1.80; 95% CI, 1.04-3.12); however, no statistical significance was observed regarding the connection between e-cigarette use and established smoking or smoking within the past 30 days.

E-cigarettes are so popular that they're now the most commonly used form of smoking among teens in the United States.

That risk level was the same for those using both e-cigs and tobacco.

After the 2016 CDC report was released, the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Dr Benard Dreyer called the increasing rates of e-cigarette use among youths a "major public health concern".

The study cautioned that e-cigarettes are often promoted as a safer, healthier alternative to traditional tobacco smoking.

"Electronic cigarettes generate nicotine in the vapor".

The individuals who just vape had more elevated amounts of specific chemicals in their body than customary smokers and nonsmokers, fixing to the "flavoring" utilized as a part of numerous vape items.