Study Finds E-Cigarettes Health Risks The Same As Regular Cigarettes
If you're one of MANY people these days using E-cigarettes in place of regular cigarettes, you may want to take a look at this study. It has found that E-cigarettes have the same health risks as regular cigarettes. Keep reading to find out more.
The new report comes from France’s National Consumer Institute, which reiterated warnings from the U.S Food and Drug Administration that cigarettes vaporizing liquid nicotine still have cancer-causing agents.
The study looked at 12 different models of e-cigarettes, finding health risks in the form of “carcinogenic molecules” in the vapor that the electronic cigarettes produced. Thomas Laurenceau, editor of National Consumer Institute, said the study proves that e-cigarettes need to be placed under stricter control. E-cigarettes have been marketed a safer alternative to actual cigarettes, but many health associations have viewed the claim with skepticism.
The American Lung Association is against the electronic devices despite a lack of evidence about the health risks of e-cigarettes, “If e-cigarettes sound too good to be true, that’s because they probably are,” the organization states. “With a dearth of rigorous studies on their safety and effectiveness, experts are increasingly concerned that e-cigarettes may do little to help you stop smoking — and may actually do more harm than good.” The American Lung Association urges consumers to avoid e-cigarettes until the health risks can be studied more thoroughly.
Do you use E-cigarettes? Do studies like this make you rethink it?