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New Study Shows E-cigarettes Emit Toxic Harmful Chemicals

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Tobacco is still wack-o

Unless you live under a rock, you more than likely to have gone through years of witnessing all of the anti-tobacco campaigns. For the past few decades health officials have stressed the consequences of smoking cigarettes and the damage that they can cause our bodies by just trying one. While there are still people who smoke packs of them every day, many have opted for other options.

Hookah has become a huge phenomenon in the U.S., along with vape pens and now e-cigarettes. While the tobacco is said to be less of a risk of these products, there may be some bad news for those that carry around electronic sticks with them everywhere.

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It’s time to scrap the sticks altogether.

E-cigarettes are releasing toxic chemicals

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Have you ever been walking behind someone smoking a cigarette on the sidewalk and you catch the fumes of their exhaled smoke? Well, it looks like e-cigarettes may be more cause for your second-hand concerns, as studies show that they are emitting chemicals that are extremely harmful. According to researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, there are certain models of e-cigarettes that are more worse than others as far as the toxins being released.

The products are helping to release irritants that can effect the respiratory system

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The researchers report that they found the two solvents are present in almost every e-liquid. The two solvents are called acrolein, which is a respiratory and eye irritant, and formaldehyde, which can cause wheezing, coughing, and nausea. Reports also say that the toxic chemicals get worse as the e-cigarette becomes hotter with each use.