E-cigarettes may harm DNA and cause cancer

Vaping may raise cancer and heart disease risk, study suggests

However, in studies on lab mice, those exposed to e-cigarette smoke "had higher levels of DNA damage in the heart, lungs, and bladder, compared with control mice exposed to filtered air", it said. However, the results of this study may take several years to determine. Vaping May help adults quit smoking but may entice young people to smoke conventional tobacco.

There was also conclusive evidence that e-cigarettes can explode and cause burns and projectile injuries. Professor Peter Hajek, director of the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at Queen Mary University of London, believes that these results add nothing new to the debate on e-cigs and health.

The researchers said that if the findings will be confirmed in future studies, it could mean that e-cigarettes, always been considered to be the safer alternative to traditional cigarette and tobacco products, also carry cancer risk through the nicotine that they deliver. They are often deemed the "safe" alternative to cigarettes and recent analysis has also shown that people who vape contain 97% less of the lung carcinogen NNAL in their lungs than regular smokers. The amount of nicotine in the vapour was 10 milligrams per millilitre, making it as concentrated as the e-cigarette smoke that humans inhale.

The team exposed mice to e-cigarette smoke for three hours each day, five times a week for three months. Natural DNA fix mechanisms were also suppressed in the mice exposed to the smoke. Another experiment found the exact same pattern in human lung and bladder cells exposed to nicotine and a chemical it gets broken down into, nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone. Details of the study are reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Chiefs agree to trade Alex Smith to Redskins
By trading him, the Chiefs will reap a $17 million savings and hand the keys to Patrick Mahomes as their new starting quarterback. Although Smith said he wishes he could be in control of his 2018 destiny, he hopes he'll be staying in Kansas City.

It's the first evidence we have that nicotine can be carcinogenic in and of itself, said Dr Roy Herbst, chief of medical oncology at Yale Cancer Centre, and chair of the American Association for Cancer Research's Tobacco and Cancer sub-committee. The study seems to reaffirm the basic premise that e-cigarettes aren't as risky as tobacco products, but it isn't the first to suggest they (not to mention the various flavours added to them) have their own set of risks.

While tobacco smoke contains nitrosamines and many carcinogenic chemicals from burning, ECS contains nicotine and some relatively harmless organic solvents.

FDA clearance would mark a major milestone in efforts by both the industry and government officials to provide alternative tobacco products to USA smokers.


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