Teens who use e-cigarettes exposed to toxic chemicals, study finds

E-Cigarette Use Exposes Teens to Toxic Chemicals

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The study testing associations between e-cigarette use and more established smoking habits was conducted by University of California San Francisco researchers Benjamin Chaffee, Shannon Lea Watkins and Stanton Glantz, who concluded that "e-cigarettes do not divert from, and may encourage, cigarette smoking".

When asked whether they used liquid with nicotine, 31 percent of participants said "always", 39 percent said "sometimes", 15 percent said "unsure" and 15 percent said "never".

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"Have the conversation around what is this, sit down and really look at what it does have in it", Hans said.

In 2016, more than two million United States middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, including 4.3 percent of middle school students and 11.3 percent of high school students, compared with 3.2 percent of U.S. adults.

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Rubinstein noted that some of the toxic chemicals were found in the bodies of teens who used flavored e-cigarettes without nicotine.

"E-cigarettes are marketed to adults who are trying to reduce or quit smoking as a safer alternative to cigarettes", said Rubinstein.

"We can now say that these chemicals are found in the body of human adolescents who use these products". The two types of cigarette utilize caused the nearness of considerably more elevated amounts of perilous chemicals in the clients' bodies, including acrylonitrile, acrolein, propylene oxide, acrylamide and crotonaldehyde, the group announced. The rising number of youthful Americans smoking e-cigarettes are at incredible hazard for presenting themselves to these destructive contaminants regardless of the items being advertised as more beneficial.

"Acrylonitrile is a highly poisonous compound used widely in the manufacture of plastics, adhesives and synthetic rubber", the National Center for Biotechnology Information says on its website. They were compared with a control group of 20 non-smoking teens.

Teenagers who used the e-cigarettes had as much as three times higher level of toxic chemicals in their urine than the non-smoking teens.

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"Teenagers should be inhaling air, not products with toxins in them", he added.

Under-18s are nearly three times more likely to use e-cigarettes than adults, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

'E-cigarettes have the potential to addict the next generation, ' he said. In 2016, the CDC reported that 11 percent of USA high schoolers had vaped in the past 30 days.

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