Nicotine in e-cigarettes increases the risk of cancer and heart disease

Recently published research by researchers at New York University has confirmed concerns that e-cigarettes pose a higher risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease than previously thought. So in mice that were "fumigated" with electronic cigarettes for the equivalent of 10 years (12 weeks of real time), DNA damage was found in the bladder, heart and lungs.

But that's not all. Despite the fact that the content of nitrosamines, which are carcinogens, in the body of "electronic" smokers is 97% less than that of "tobacco" smokers, it is still significantly higher than that of non-smokers. However, the final result will not be known earlier than a year after the start of the research. One of the participants in the project, Moon-Chong Tang, noted that it will be then clear what causes the most harm - ordinary or electronic cigarettes.

And while scientists suggest that e-cigarettes are probably less harmful, research results indicate that nicotine is nitrosated in the body (in regular cigarettes, this happens during the processing of tobacco). So, we can conclude: electronic cigarettes are far from safe.

The results obtained once again confirm the need to introduce quality control of electronic cigarettes for the content of harmful substances.