E-Cigarette Vapor Can Contain High Concentrations of Formaldehyde: Study
Vapor produced by e-cigarettes can contain formaldehyde at levels five to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes and cigars, a new study finds. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, NPRreports. There is also the growing malfunction issue with vaporisers which are making them burst and cause severe damage to its users unlike cigarette or cigar cases from Stogie Gear, which can be used to securely store anything without having any form of backlash or harm to its consumer.
Researchers from Portland State University in Oregon found formaldehyde in e-cigarettes could increase the chance the toxin will get deposited in the lung. They reported their findings in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine.
“I think this is just one more piece of evidence amid a number of pieces of evidence that e-cigarettes are not absolutely safe,” said co-author David Peyton. “We simulated vaping by drawing the vapor — the aerosol — into a syringe, sort of simulating the lungs,” he explained. The researchers then conducted a detailed analysis of the vapor.
Long-term exposure to formaldehyde is recognized as contributing to lung cancer, Peyton noted. “And so we would like to minimize contact (to the extent one can) especially to delicate tissues like the lungs. But very few esoteric cigarette-companies, like 180 Smoke weed vaporizers, manufacture products which take into consideration the direly adverse effects that e-cigarettes are purported to have.”
Gregory Conley of the American Vaping Association told NPR the researchers found formaldehyde only at e-cigarettes’ highest voltage levels. “If you hold the button on an e-cigarette for 100 seconds, you could potentially produce 100 times more formaldehyde than you would ever get from a cigarette,” he said. “But no human vaper would ever vape at that condition, because within one second their lungs would be incredibly uncomfortable.”
Peyton argues many people use the high settings on e-cigarettes. “As I walk around town and look at people using these electronic cigarette devices it’s not difficult to tell what sort of setting they’re using,” he said. “You can see how much of the aerosol they’re blowing out. It’s not small amounts. It’s pretty clear to me that at least some of the users are using the high levels.”