Nicotine in electronic cigarettes is carcinogenic
Some people turn to electronic cigarettes to prevent the side effects of regular cigarettes, not knowing that the nicotine in these products can expose your body to cancer. After research in this field, Dr. Roy Herbst has achieved important results that you will read below.
New research on laboratory mice has shown that the nicotine in e-cigarettes may lead to cancer.
According to Semnan Science and Technology News Agency, citing health.com, new research on laboratory mice has shown that nicotine in electronic cigarettes may lead to cancer.
This research states that the nicotine in e-cigarettes appears to damage DNA and increase the risk of cancer.
Moon Shong Teng, a professor of environmental medicine at New York University, said: The damage was observed both in (DNA) and in its regeneration power, which increases the possibility of cancer in cells.
Dr. Roy Herbst, head of oncology at the Yale Research Center, said that the risk of e-cigarettes is through the nicotine that they deliver. This oncologist said that this is the first evidence that nicotine itself can cause cancer.
Although the research on all laboratory animals does not have the same results, for this experiment, Dr. Teng and his colleagues exposed laboratory mice to the smoke of electronic cigarettes. These vapors were created by an electric current of 4.2 volts.
The researchers also exposed the nicotine in e-cigarettes to human lung and kidney tissue and observed that it caused similar damage to these organs as regular cigarettes.
The next step in Dr. Teng’s research is to expose mice to nicotine for a long time to see if the long-term effects of these cigarettes affect the heart!
Dr. Teng says that according to the data currently available, it cannot be said that the harm of these cigarettes is the same as traditional cigarettes, which contain thousands of toxic substances, and more research is needed.
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22 February 2016 19:27
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