These Three E-Cigarette Flavours Are The Most Toxic To Our Bodies
Definitely worth avoiding these...
Over recent years, e-cigarettes have become a very popular method for people wanting to quit smoking for good.
They seem to have helped too - with more and more of the population leaning on them to 'wean' themselves off the real thing - and if there's no burning involved, so there's no smoke. Makes sense, right?
Although they may seem like a healthier alternative to smoking the proper stuff, they have been found to bear some bad points, too.
In fact, researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Centre have found that liquid flavourings can be especially damaging to lungs and immune cells. Cells in the lungs in particular experience increased levels of oxidative stress response, which causes the cells tissue damage, inflammation and even cell death.
This is backed up by findings from the New York School of Medicine, who wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that:
"We propose that ECS (e-cigarette smoke) is carcinogenic and that e-cig smokers have a higher risk than non-smokers to develop lung and bladder cancer and heart diseases."
Leaves a bad taste in your mouth, doesn't it?
A study published in the Frontiers in Psychology states that there are three e-cigarette flavours in particular to be avoided.
Dr Thivanka Muthumalage says:
"Cinnamon, vanilla and butter flavouring chemicals were the most toxic but our research showed that mixing flavours of e-liquids caused by far the most toxicity to white blood cells."
So while e-cigarettes may seem like the perfect alternative, it may well be worth your while avoiding mixing the liquid flavours, and getting rid of the flavours that could be most dangerous for our body.
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