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Bad news: e-cigs alter cells a lot like tobacco does

Marlboro man dead: star of iconic cigarette ads eric lawson dies from chronic lung disease – mirror online

What makes this study especially unnerving for e cig smokers (vapers?) is the fact that it comes on the heels of several other studies with damning results. It was just a couple of weeks ago that we learned how the nicotine juice used in e cigs is poisoning children. And that was just a couple weeks after we learned that e cig use in teens showed a correlation with tobacco smoking. That read as evidence that instead of deterring people from smoking cigarettes, e cigs were actually encouraging them to do it. Not just any people, either. Teenagers!

Of course, the smoke blows both ways. There is some evidence that e cigarettes are an effective smoking cessation tool, though that remains a controversial claim. It’s undeniable, however, that vaping instead of smoking means that you avoid inhaling all of that toxic smog that’s produced when you light up a cigarette. In other words, while smoking e cigarettes may harm you a little bit, it almost certainly harms you less than real cigarettes.