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Bad but still not as bad as a cigarette
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31 January, 2018

Scientists have warned that vaping devices - considered by many to be a healthier alternative to tobacco - could damage to your DNA and increase the risk of heart disease and cancer.

"We don't know which one is more harmful", he said.

According to scientists at the University of CT, a brand new test that examines DNA has concluded that the nicotine liquid-filled devices can cause as much damage to humans as standard tobacco products.

"According to the researchers e-cigarette smoke is carcinogenic and smokers have a higher risk than non-smokers to develop lung and bladder cancer and heart diseases". The amount of nicotine in the vapour was 10 milligrams per millilitre, making it as concentrated as the e-cigarette smoke that humans inhale.

Dr Mehmet Kesimer, who led the study said: "There is confusion about whether e-cigarettes are "safer" than cigarettes because the potential adverse effects of e-cigarettes are only beginning to be studied".

A new study has delivered a big warning after finding that vaping causes mutations in DNA which can cause cancer. NRT has always been known as a much safer alternative to smoking'.

At the end of the three months, Tang found DNA damage in the hearts, lungs and bladders of mice exposed to the vapours that was not evident in a control group of animals that breathed filtered air. It also retarded DNA fix functions and proteins in the lungs.

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Similar results were seen in cultured human lung and bladder cells exposed to nicotine.

Tobacco smoke contains over 70 chemicals that are known to cause cancer, while e-cigarette vapor contains far fewer toxic chemicals. Research like this is important, but this lab study only looked at the effects of e-cigarette smoke on cells and on mice, which means it's not possible to draw any conclusions from this about how e-cigarettes might affect people in real life.

This breakthrough follows on from a report published a week earlier (23 January), in which it was suggested that e-cigarettes can help adults to quit smoking conventional cigarettes.

Last week a major United States report into the health effects of e-cigarettes found that vaping might be useful to help people quit smoking.

Evidence points to the "almost unambiguous" conclusion that nicotine can convert to a carcinogen once inside the human body, said study author Moon-shong Tang, a professor of environmental medicine and pathology at NYU School of Medicine.

Ash Scotland chief executive Sheila Duffy added: "The tobacco industry uses every trick in the book to snare new young people into becoming smokers, with the result that 36 children start smoking every day in Scotland".

While tobacco smoke contains nitrosamines and many carcinogenic chemicals from burning, ECS contains nicotine and some relatively harmless organic solvents.


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