New Study Finds that E-Cig Vapor Affects Cells Similarly to Tobacco Smoke

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New Study Finds that E-Cig Vapor Affects Cells Similarly to Tobacco Smoke

April 10, 2014~ Electronic cigarettes have experienced a pretty sizable uptick in popularity over the past few years, partially due to the fact that they’re sometimes touted as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. But a newly-published study ‘“one of the first to examine the biological effects of inhaling vaporized e-liquid’“ suggests that this might not be the case. The study, which was recently published in Nature and presented at the American Association of Cancer Research’s annual meeting this week, found that bronchial cells grown in a medium exposed to e-cig vapor showed “strikingly similar” gene mutations to those grown in a medium exposed to tobacco smoke.Further research is needed to draw clear-cut conclusions, but these similarities may be an indicator that e-cig vapor could potentially increase a user’s risk of cancer, despite the fact that e-liquid is completely tobacco free and doesn’t require combustion to be consumed.

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