There has been a lot of hype about e-cigarettes, with many believing it to be healthy compared to the conventional unfiltered tobacco induced cigarettes. However, you may be shocked to know that according to a recent study that was conducted by an Indian origin scientist, electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes that contain nicotine, are as harmful as the conventional tobacco smoking.
The study was conducted through a research in the University of Connecticut in the U.S. and concluded that the vapor that is generated from these electronic cigarettes containing nicotine, result in an equal amount of DNA damage, as unfiltered cigarettes do. The reason for the same has been attributed to the chemical additives that these electronic cigarettes contain.
It is also said that the amount of DNA damage that these electronic cigarettes would do to an individual completely depends upon the amount of vapor that the individual inhales while smoking these cigarettes. The phenomenon of smoking e-cigarettes is commonly known as ‘’vaping’’ and this is because these cigarettes, which are battery powered devices, warm up the liquid it contains and transform them into aerosol vapor, which then the user inhales. The liquid in this cigarette, known as e-liquid and also, e-juice, comprises of glycerine, nicotine, propylene glycol, as well as flavors, such as, mint, menthol, cherry, or vanilla.
With such results as per researchers that denote the harmful impact these e-cigarettes can have on your health, which is pretty much in sync with the damage caused by the usual unfiltered tobacco cigarettes, it is really essential for you to think twice before considering e-cigarettes, since your health is way more important than anything else.
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