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E-Cigarettes have become extremely popular over the years as they are known for being less risky in comparison to conventional cigarettes. However, recent studies on adolescents showed that they were exposed to at least five toxic chemicals that could lead to cancer.

Popularity of vapors

Since vapors have been invented, more young adults are using the trendy product every day. Studies show that e-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product amongst teen. Vapors are high in demand, and they are alternatives for traditional smokers so their smoking habits can be reduced. Many consumers like the fact that the product doesn’t have nicotine and decreases major health risks.

Many advertisements show that they come in various flavors.

Teens are at risk

Researchers studied urine and saliva samples of teens that smoked and found chemicals that are volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They are considered to be carcinogens. The chemicals were discovered in products that didn’t contain nicotine as well.

According to Pediatrics, researchers have done studies on middle school students and high school students who smoke e-cigarettes in comparison to those who smoke traditional and gathered some significant results. High levels of acrolein, acrylonitrile, propylene oxide, acrylamide, and crotonaldehyde were found in the teen’s urine and saliva samples. They were all proven to be associated with cancer.

ABC News reported, researchers discovered that acrylonitrile was higher in fruit-flavored e-cigarettes and that was the most popular product among the adolescents.

This chemical irritates the lungs when it’s breathed in, and there’s a chance that it could also be linked to breast cancer and brain cancer. Acrolein is found in chemical weapons.

Heart attacks

Although e-cigarettes are better than smoking regular cigarettes, there are still heart-related issues involved. George Washington University and UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education stated, “E-cig usage doubles the risk of heart attacks. People who smoke e-cigarettes continue to smoke regular cigarettes, which increases more health risks including Heart Attacks.”

Researchers also mentioned that “ultrafine particles” found in e-cigarettes contribute to many “smoking-caused deaths.” The carcinogens are also way lower than the traditional cigarettes, but there are still a lot of toxins that lead to cardiovascular and non-cancer diseases.