Researchers at the University of California San Diego used vapor extracts from two popular e-cigarette brands, including nicotine and nicotine-free liquids. Human epithelial cells were soaked in the liquid for time-periods ranging from two days to eight weeks.
The researchers discovered that both nicotine and nicotine-free vaping liquids caused cell damage, with significantly less viability and higher rates of necrosis and cell death. E-cigarette vapors were cytotoxic and damaged DNA strands in a way that might lead to cancer.
In conclusion, the study authors warned:
“Our study strongly suggests that electronic cigarettes are not as safe as their marketing makes them appear to the public. … Further assessment of the potential carcinogenic effects of e-cigarette vapor is urgently needed.”
Last month, researchers at Harvard analyzed 51 vaping liquids and found diacetyl in 75% of products. Diacetyl is a flavoring chemical that is a risk-factor for “Popcorn Lung,” a devastating lung disease also known as bronchiolitis obliterans. Symptoms include severe shortness of breath and dry cough.
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