E-Cigs Damage DNA – Study

Vaping may modify genetic material, leading to cancer

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The popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow worldwide, as many people view them as a safer alternative to smoking.

But the long-term effects of e-cigarette usage, commonly called “vaping,” are unknown. Today, researchers report that vaping may modify the genetic material, or DNA, in the oral cells of users, which could increase their cancer risk.

The researchers will present their results today at the 256th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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