E-Cigarette Flavorings Linked to Cell Damage and Heart Disease
|Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Author: ProCon.org | MORE HEADLINES|
Vaping using an e-cigarette
Source: Lindsay Fox, "Vaping," wikimedia.org, Mar. 26, 2016
A May 27, 2019 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that the flavorings used in e-cigarettes caused DNA damage and cell death, among other health problems.
Some e-cigarette supporters promote vaping as a way to stop smoking. The Truth Initiative, an advocacy group devoted to eliminating tobacco, stated, "Using e-cigarettes is substantially less harmful to individual health than inhaling smoke from combustible tobacco, such as cigarettes and cigars." A study published in New England Journal of Medicine found that smokers who turned to vaping were more successful at quitting traditional cigarettes than people who tried nicotine patches, gum, or other smoking cessation products.
An estimated 10.8 million American adults and 3 million high school students use e-cigarettes.
|1. Is vaping with e-cigarettes safe? Explain your position.
2. Should teens be allowed to vape? Why or why not?
3. Should e-cigarettes be more regulated? Why or why not?