E-cigarettes health risks have surfaced, this is the latest news on the electronic cigarettes today. The e-cigarettes have become extremely popular as a smoking alternative mostly because they are considered healthier than the product their imitating. The e-cigarettes vaporize liquid nicotine and they don't contain tobacco, so this makes them a better choice for the smoker, or at least this is how they're marketed, according to UPI.com on Aug.27.
New brands of these e-cigarettes are popping up daily. While the folks making these smoking alternatives might say their product is healthier, a new report from France's National Consumer Institute is saying something different. The latest research coming from France is basically confirming the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's previous concerns about the safety of these e-cigarettes.
The researchers in France used a new testing technique and their results were released in a report on Monday. Using 12 different models of e-cigarettes that are already on the market, researchers found a "significant amount" of "carcinogenic molecules" in the vapor produced by the e-cigarettes.
Formaldehyde, which is found in cigarettes, was also found in e-cigarettes with the report indicating:
"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."
National Consumer Institute editor Thomas Laurenceau suggests that its time to put the e-cigarettes under some kind of control:“This is not a reason to ban them, but to place them under better control,” he said.
Now with the health concerns validated by science, one California town is already considering a moratorium on new shops trying to sell the e-cigarette. This is just the very beginning as the e-cigarettes are now offering up some of the same health concerns as their predecessors, cigarettes.