E-cigarettes health: A new test determined that electronic cigarettes are still hazardous to one's health. According to a report on August 27 by UPI, France officials say the popular smoking alternative can still cause cancer from the vapors.
Monday, researchers from the country's National Consumer Institute (or NCI) shared the results of a new test meant to determine the amount of cancer-causing agents -- if any -- that the Food and Drug Administration (or FDA) discovered previously.
Reportedly, the e-cigarettes health test revealed some startling results in 12 different brands and models. The report read in part:
"In three cases out of 10, for products with or without nicotine, the content of formaldehyde was as much as the levels found in some conventional cigarettes."
Basically, the number of carcinogenic molecules are high enough to put out an alert, but not an out-right ban, as many anti-smoking campaigns have insisted in the past.
Electronic cigarettes health ads recently gained popularity among those wanting to lessen the risks associated with smoking tobacco products, but are not willing to give up the habit.
Many makers of the cigarette alternative products swear by their effectiveness, while others sell them as novel items not meant for smokers trying to kick the habit.
While the e-cigarettes health report is quite damaging to the touted benefits of quitting conventional methods, many are not willing to stop cold turkey, as it offers an alternative to the cigarette patch.
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