E- cigarettes leaking toxic metals?!

E- cigarettes have always been said to be healthier than normal cigarettes, but is that actually the case? A study has found that these popular devices leak harmful metals, some of them highly toxic.

E- cigarettes work by heating up flavoured liquids which sometimes contain nicotine and rather than releasing smoke, they release aerosols. It has been found that people who use E-cigarettes may have a higher risk of cancer and cardiovascular problems, as well as certain E-cigarette flavours being particularly toxic. Some of the metal comes from the heating of the coils inside the E-cigarette leaking toxic metals which then get into the aerosols that people inhale, however it is not confirmed yet where the other metal comes from.

The metals found which cause for concern are manganese, lead, nickel and chromium, all of which have been linked with important health risks, including cancer, brain damage, and disorders of the respiratory system.

“We’ve established with this study that there are exposures to these metals, which is the first step,” says Rule, adding that there is a “need also to determine the actual health effects.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Only one cigarette a day makes your risk of stroke or heart disease greater.

For coronary heart disease, men who smoked one cigarette a day had 46% of the excess relative risk for smoking 20 cigarettes a day (53% using only the relative risks adjusted for multiple cofounders). For stroke, men who smoked had 41% of the excess risk for smoking 20 cigarettes a day (64% using multiple factor adjusted relative risks).

For coronary heart disease, women who smoked one cigarette a day had 31% of the excess risk (38% using multiple factor adjusted relative risks).  For stroke, women who smoked had 34% of the excess risk for smoking 20 cigarettes a day (36% using multiple factor adjusted relative risks).

As you can see from these statistics, there is not a very large difference at in comparison to how likely someone is to develop either coronary heart disease or stroke who smokes one cigarettes a day to someone who smokes 20 cigarettes a day, which I found very shocking.