E-cigarettes causes similar DNA damage as unfiltered cigarettes – Research

A new study from the University of Connecticut has found the vapor from electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes – which are often seen and marketed as a safer alternative – can cause as much DNA damage as smoke from tobacco cigarettes. The results surprised the researchers, who concluded that e-cigarettes are “potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes.”

While a flurry of ongoing research is attempting to determine the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes, the “vaping” trend is getting more and more popular – currently, nearly three million adults in Great Britain alone use e-cigarettes. Despite most research still being in the early stages, the majority of studies have suggested that e-cigarettes are safer than tobacco smoking.

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