E-cigarette users might think about switching to other flavors than cherry. Recently, a team of medical researchers from the Roswell Park Center has discovered that cherry-flavored E-cigs can irk your windpipe, causing potentially irreversible damage.
Over the last couple of years, E-cigs or electronic cigarettes have won ground over the traditional cigarette or rolling tobacco. Subsequently, there have been a lot of marketing campaigns, all of the promoting the benefits of vaping over smoking. They were also careful to stress out the fact that E-cigs are less harmful to our lungs than tobacco.
And to our amazement, large numbers of smokers jumped in to buy themselves these marvels of technology. The piece might be a little expensive, but the nicotine cartridges are quite cheap and you can basically find them anywhere. Moreover, most companies would suggest that E-cigs are the first step a smoker can take in order to quit because these devices can actually allow you to set the level of nicotine you want to inhale.
Well, it would seem that the tables have turned in the case of E-cigs. Apart from the fact that many health NGOs have pooled their resources into banning E-cig related ads, it would seem that every day a new study comes out saying that E-cigs are as bad for our health than tobacco.
A new study performed by a team of ressearchers from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute has revealed that cherry-flavored E-cigs can irk your windpipe. It would seem that the cartridges containing cherry-flavored products contain high levels of a substance called benzaldehyde.
According to the scientists, high concentrations of benzaldehyde can irritate our airways, producing irreparable damage.
The scientists also pointed out that the compound is also used to manufacture cosmetics and foods. But it would seem that the compound is harmless if it is applied to the skin or ingested. However, recent experiments performed on human and animals have proven that if the compound is inhaled or vaped it can irritate the airways.
In order to see the compound in action, the scientists sampled no less than 145 nicotine products. By using a machine, they wanted to simulate the degree of exposure to benzaldehyde. The machine would take approximately 163 puff from each nicotine product, which is considered to be the average puff rate.
The scientists concluded that approximately 71 percent of the sampled products had benzaldehyde. Moreover, it would seem that the concentration of benzaldehyde in cherry-flavored E-cigs was 43 times higher than in other products.