E-Cigarrettes Aren’t a Healthier Alternative to Tobacco: Research

You might have heard of studies claiming that e-cigarettes are less harmful than conventional paper ones.

This claim is usually based on the fact that the combustion of tobacco is ruled out, but scientists working on the harmful effects of nicotine would like to oppose this popular misconception.

Nicotine is harmful for you!

The New York University School of Medicine has recently issued a study highlighting the harmful effects of e-cigarettes (also known as “vape” or “vapor”).

The study ranks the disadvantages of using e-cigs even higher than that of normal cigarettes.

Researchers warn those addicted to vaping, that with this form of smoking, you’ll have a “higher risk” of developing cancer and heart disease because after all, you are inhaling nicotine which will ultimately be converted into a carcinogen inside your body.

For this study, scientists chose mice which were exposed to the smoking conditions equivalent to “light” e-cigarette smoking for 10 years (12 weeks in reality).

The results showed damaged DNA structure in their bladders, hearts, and lungs which wasn’t even repairable in the favorable health conditions.

There’s More

The results are incomplete for now, as scientists are planning to further carry out similar experiments on other animals in the coming months. What’s notable here is that besides nicotine, other harmful chemicals were also found in the e-cigs which is why those who vape, will have a higher risk of developing serious ailments.

The study doesn’t deny the fact that the known carcinogens which are developed inside the bodies of those who use e-cigarettes, are 97% lesser than that of normal cigarette smokers but does that justify the safe usage of e-cigs? Certainly not!

In short, you can’t rule out the safety hazards and dangers of smoking e-cigarettes and if you want to play safe. However, reducing your exposure to them might help in the long run.

Via Engadget


  • Very stupid study/article or sponsored study by big tobacco. Everyone who vape knows that e-cigs aren’t completely safe. Neither the companies claim that. But they know it is far less riskier than normal cigs.

    Now, the article started like if they have discovered atlantis unless you go to the last lines.

    “The study doesn’t deny the fact that the known carcinogens which are developed inside the bodies of those who use e-cigarettes, are 97% lesser than that of normal cigarette smokers but does that justify the safe usage of e-cigs?”

    Does that justify the safe usage? Yes, and f#king yes, 97% lesser chems means they are kind of safe in comparison. What a load dumb a$$ could write like that.

  • not agreed..
    well vape is a device which burn liquid flavor and produce vapors not smoke…
    inside this device there is filament (just like in bulb) cover with cotton so that flavor can pass through it…
    liquid is made up of vegetable glycerin (75% to 90%) and propylene glycol PG (for flavoring) you can google both PG and VG these are not harmful for health…
    for some nicotine users additional nicotine is included in flavor 2% to 12% or you can say 2mg to 12mg but if you want to enjoy just flavor you can use 0mg flavor means nicotine free…

    there are alot of articles which says vape is dangerous and alot of says not dangerous, you can find out by your self…


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