Research Suggests Some E-Cigarettes Can Produce Cancer-Causing Substances

A new study suggests a type of e-cigarette called a “tank system” can produce some carcinogens also found in regular cigarettes, and at similar levels.

While e-cigarettes do not burn tobacco to create new chemicals, including cancer-causing ones, some brands get so hot they can produce carcinogens,  The New York Times reports.

The study found tank systems produce formaldehyde, known to be a carcinogen. Formaldehyde is formed when liquid nicotine and other ingredients are subjected to high temperatures. The findings will appear later this month in Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

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Will Savage

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