Why e-cigarettes are 10 times more dangerous than regular ones

In electronic cigarettes, scientists found the presence of 10 times more chemical substances that can cause malignant diseases.

Health experts in Japan have found the presence of large amounts of chemicals such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in the vapor emitted by several types of electronic cigarettes.

Recent scientific findings have shattered the myth that e-cigarettes are less dangerous to health or are completely harmless to health compared to regular cigarettes.

The devices, which are gaining popularity around the world, especially among young people, work by heating a flavored liquid, usually containing nicotine. The device user then inhales the vapor from that liquid, as in ordinary cigarettes, but without the smoke.

Experts conducted the study on behalf of the Ministry of Health of Japan in connection with establishing the safety of using this device for human health. They found carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in the vapor emitted by electronic cigarettes.

Formaldehyde – a substance used in the production of building materials and as an embalming fluid – is in much greater quantities than the carcinogens contained in the smoke of ordinary cigarettes.

Acetaldehyde, which occurs in nature in small amounts but is mainly used in industrial plants for the production of acids and other chemicals, also exceeds the amount contained in ordinary cigarettes.

In electronic cigarettes from one brand, experts found carcinogens that are 10 times higher than the amount contained in regular cigarettes.

From the results of the study, it was established that the reason for this is a gel-like substance which, when heated, liquefies and begins to vaporize, multiplying the amount of carcinogens contained in the vapor and which is inhaled by the e-cigarette user.

However, the indicators of the amount of cancer-causing substances varies depending on the brand of e-cigarettes. After confirmation of the research results by another group of health experts, the names of the dangerous brands will be made public.

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