E-cigarette use exposes teenagers to toxic chemicals says new study

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"In fact, it contains some of the same toxic chemicals contained in the smoke of traditional cigarettes", said Rubinstein.

They said teenagers who try vaping are poisoning themselves with numerous same chemicals that make traditional cigarettes so deadly.

A new study from researchers at the University of California San Francisco showed that teens who used e-cigarettes are inhaling potentially cancer-causing compounds.

Lead study author Dr. Mark L. Rubinstein and his team have found that teenagers who "vape" may be exposing themselves to risky chemicals that have been linked to cancer.

Of the 1,295 adolescents included in the analysis, those who have ever used e-cigarettes were likely to progress to established smoking when compared with those who had never used e-cigarettes (19.3% vs. 9.7%). The teens were divided into three groups: e-cigarette-only users, cigarette and e-cigarette users, and non-users. The chemicals were discovered in products that didn't contain nicotine as well. "But when they're heated to the high temperatures required for vaporization, they can produce toxic substances that are potentially carcinogenic", he said.

It found that teenagers who smoke tobacco-based cigarettes have the highest levels of cancer- causing chemicals in their bodies.

They tested their urine and saliva and asked questions about cigarette use. The teens who used both the modes of smoking, on the other hand, had three times the level of toxicity as compared to those who used e-cigarettes only.

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E-cigarettes, or vape pens, consolidate seasoned liquid and nicotine to convey a less unforgiving type of smoking. The National Center for Biotechnology Information says,"Acrylonitrile is a highly poisonous compound used widely in the manufacture of plastics, adhesives and synthetic rubber".

The study also found evidence of propylene oxide, acrylamide and crotonaldehyde. However, recent studies on adolescents showed that they were exposed to at least five toxic chemicals that could lead to cancer.

Many advertisements show that they come in various flavors.

The same CDC report found that only 2.2 percent of middle-schoolers and eight percent of high-schoolers had smoked traditional cigarettes in the past 30 days.

The researchers also told,"The presence of harmful ingredients in e-cigarette vapor has been established‍; we can now say that these chemicals are found in the body of human adolescents who use these products".

In their turn, the teenagers who consume e-cigs, exclusively, presented by 300% higher amounts of toxins in their urine samples in comparison to the teenagers who don't smoke or vape.