Vaping Delivers Cancerous Chemicals, New Study of Teens Shows

E-Cigarette Use Exposes Teens to Toxic Chemicals

And then the teens who use both cigarettes showed levels of toxic organic compounds three times higher on average than the kids who only use e-cigarettes.

A research that has been done by the scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, has revealed that the regular cigarettes and e-cigarettes share the same chemicals that prone to cancer development. Both forms of cigarette use caused the presence of much higher levels of unsafe chemicals in the users' bodies, including acrylonitrile, acrolein, propylene oxide, acrylamide and crotonaldehyde, the team reported.

Tests on teenagers show that those who smoke tobacco-based cigarettes have the highest levels of these chemicals in their bodies, but those who vape e-cigarettes also have higher levels of the cancer-causing chemicals than nonsmokers, the team at the University of California, San Francisco, found. Hans says it's important that parents recognize the risks of vaping for teens whose brains are still developing.

That risk level was the same for those using both e-cigs and tobacco.

"So while it sounds bad, they don't compare it to cigarettes and they're not telling you what the levels in these devices are", owner of Norcal Vape Keri Hess said.

Under-18s are nearly three times more likely to use e-cigarettes than adults, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hess said there are countless other studies that prove vaping is 95 percent safer than smoking traditional cigarettes.

Prof Rubinstein said kids should never use e-cigarettes, devices created to help people quit smoking giving the nicotine hit without exposing them to tobacco. "Messaging to teenagers should include warnings about the potential risk from toxic exposure to carcinogenic compounds generated by these products".

The researchers write, "The presence of harmful ingredients in e-cigarette vapor has been established; we can now say that these chemicals are found in the body of human adolescents who use these products".

Teens smoking e-cigarettes, or vaping, were found to have ingested far more cancer-causing chemicals than people who reported smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. In 2016, the CDC reported that 11 percent of USA high schoolers had vaped in the past 30 days.

After the 2016 CDC report was released, the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Dr Benard Dreyer called the increasing rates of e-cigarette use among youths a "major public health concern".

The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association responded to the study citing a government report from January that found there's no available evidence e-cigarette use is associated with cancer.

"The way they advertise them is they have different flavors and different flashy packages so they look more like candy", Meza said.

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