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E-cigarettes effects: 5 ways vaping can harm you

E-cigarettes are electronic vaping devices that have become a well-known alternative to traditional tobacco smoking. While others say that this is a healthier choice, a research on the topic shows otherwise.

E-cigarettes may not produce ash and real smoke but it doesn’t mean they’re safer. Here are five ways that vaping can harm you:

1.) E-cigarettes have toxic chemicals

For those hoping that e-cigarettes are safer than tobaccos, think again. A study from the German Cancer Institute revealed that there eight different chemicals involved in many types of e-cig liquids including formaldehyde.

To back this up, the American Lung Association also issued a statement on their findings about e-cigarettes.

“In 2009, the FDA conducted lab tests and found detectable levels of toxic cancer-causing chemicals, including an ingredient used in antifreeze, in two leading brands of e-cigarettes and 18 various cartridges,” the agency wrote in their website, “A 2014 study found that e-cigarettes with a higher voltage level have higher amounts of formaldehyde, a carcinogen.”

In addition, secondhand emission of e-cigarettes has found to contain carcinogenic substances such as benzene, formaldehyde and nitrosamines.

2.) E-cigarettes are not regulated

In fact, according to, they are the least regulated of all non-tobacco alternatives. It also has no warning labels and is accessible to anyone of any age. In addition, the US Food and Drug Administration have not approved it as a suitable alternative for smoking tobacco.

3.) Liquid nicotine when drunk is poisonous especially to children

The liquid nicotine that is used for vaping in e-cigarettes is peddled in many varieties of flavors, smell and colors. This makes it appealing for unknowing children to taste or eat. According to the report by HealthDay, a teaspoon of this substance is considered to be deadly to children. Trace amounts of it can also cause nausea and vomiting that may land hem in the hospital.

In addition, liquid nicotine doesn’t come in childproof caps and people who vape don’t keep the bottles out of reach of children which makes them susceptible to danger.

4.) E-cigarettes can trigger inflammation which is linked to chronic illnesses

In an article published in Science News, scientists have found that e-cigarettes have nanoparticles which can cause inflammation similar to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and asthma.

5.) E-cigarettes are just as addictive as tobacco

According to Inquisitr, vaping won’t actually help you quit the habit. In fact, it helped them stay with their addiction.

“We found that there was no difference in the rate of quitting between smokers who used an e-cigarette and those who did not,” Dr. Pamela Ling of UC San Francisco’s Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education told the outlet.

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