E-Cigarette Can Damage Your DNA

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A new study reveals that e-cigarettes produce chemicals that may damage your DNA cell. But the main concern is whether it can lead to cancer or not. Here is a brief explanation.

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The researchers said that e-cigarette can increase the levels of three DNA-damaging compounds. Additionally, four of the five e-cigarette users experienced DNA damage in their mouths compared with people who don’t take e-cigarette.

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Silvia Balbo, senior investigator of this study said, “This is a device that is considered to be safer compared to regular cigarettes and I agree with that because we don’t have the same levels of carcinogens that are present in tobacco.”

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Silvia also added, “However, I think just considering these devices as safe by this comparison is not good enough,” Balbo said. “It’s not good enough to say something is safe because it isn’t as bad.”

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However, this study does not prove that e-cigarettes cause cancer. Rather it reveals that the devices produce chemicals that damage DNA. These chemicals can lead to cancer. So further research is required to confirm whether e-cigarette cause cancer or not. Researchers are trying to find whether the levels of these chemicals are concentrated enough to be dangerous to human health or not.