There are 10 times more carcinogens in e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes contain 10 times more carcinogenic agents compared to regular tobacco, Japanese scientists announced based on recent studies. It turns out that the devices that everyone was buying at a frantic pace are more harmful than normal smoking?

E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular worldwide, especially among young people. Their design is very simple, a stick that has a flavored nicotine-containing liquid in it, which when heated is inhaled just like real cigarettes, but just leaves no smoke behind.

Japan’s health ministry said it had tested several different brands of nicotine liquid and all of them found the carcinogens formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.

Formaldehyde, a substance found in building materials, forest fire smoke, car exhaust and cigarette smoke, also appears in e-cigarettes. At the same time, in amounts up to 10 times higher than ordinary carcinogens, which are in the composition of cigarettes.

The Japanese government is currently taking serious measures against the so-called e-cigarettes because they are seen as a serious threat. A Japanese ministry official says: “You think e-cigarettes are safer, but why? They have nothing to do with regular tobacco, on the contrary, they are more harmful.”

In August, the World Health Organization called on all governments to stop selling e-cigarettes to minors because they pose a serious threat to them, unborn babies and all young people.

Despite the paucity of information, various organizations argue that the high-profile devices should be banned, especially when it comes to pregnant women and minors.

According to them, these new cigarettes are very harmful and can cause various diseases as well as long-term effects on brain health.

The UN health body also says e-cigarettes should be banned from sale. US health officials reported earlier this year that the number of young people there who tried e-cigarettes tripled between 2011 and 2013.

More than a quarter of a million young people who have never smoked are now using e-cigarettes, the US Prevention Centers said last year.

Of course, proponents of these devices say they are safe and a much better alternative to standard tobacco, whose bouquet of toxic chemicals and gases can cause cancer, heart disease, strokes etc., and also regular cigarettes are the leading cause of death in many countries.

Opponents of this thesis say that people using these devices have no basis for comparison because they have only been using them for a few years and no one can determine with any degree of clarity what the effects on their health will be over a wider interval. of time.

The big tobacco companies are competing to get e-cigarette makers on board faster, creating a huge, avalanche-based market worth around $3 billion .

Of course, there are always 2 sides to the coin and no one can say for sure who is right and who is wrong because as we mentioned this is a multi-billion dollar fight that the industry is fighting every day while we are just debating which is more harmful.

Probably years from now there will be more clarity on all these issues, and maybe e-cigs are just like any 3 day miracle, who knows? One thing is certain – the most benefited are those who do not smoke at all, regardless of standard or electronic cigarettes.

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