Ct Patriot: Once again the “cure” worse than the disease….
E-CIGARETTES CONTAIN ’10 TIMES MORE CARCINOGENS THAN REGULAR TOBACCO’
Japan’s Health Ministry claims e-cigarettes more harmful than traditional cigarettes
by JACK MOORE
NOVEMBER 28, 2014
E-cigarettes are more harmful than regular tobacco with 10 times the level of cancer-causing carcinogens, Japanese scientists have claimed.
However, the research commissioned by the Japanese Ministry of Health found formaldehyde and acetaldehyde carcinogens in the liquid produced by a number of e-cigarette products, a health ministry official told AFP.
The formaldehyde carcinogen was found to be much more present in the e-cigarette liquids than in the chemicals used in regular cigarettes, according to the official.
E-Cigarette Vapor’s Potentially Harmful Particles
By Dennis Thompson
WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as they initially seemed. New research suggests that e-cigarette vapor produces tiny particles that users suck deep into their lungs, potentially causing or worsening respiratory diseases.
The particles are of comparable size to those contained in cigarette smoke, and as many as 40 percent of them reach the deepest part of the lungs when inhaled, said Jonathan Thornburg, lead investigator and a senior research engineer at RTI International, a North Carolina research institute.
That means if the particles turn out to be harmful, they’ll be causing damage throughout the lungs.
“These small particles have a high surface area-to-volume ratio,” Thornburg said. “When they deposit in your lungs, it makes it easy for whatever chemicals are in them to dissolve into your lung tissue.” Those chemicals potentially could cause or worsen respiratory problems such as asthma or bronchitis.