Japanese study says e-cigs have 10 times more carcinogens than cigarettes


One of the more recent articles concerning e-cigs and vaping is this one out of Japan that says researchers have found that e-cigs contain 10 times the carcinogens of tobacco cigarettes. As usual the headline betrays the actual information.

“In one brand of e-cigarette the team found more than 10 times the level of carcinogens contained in one regular cigarette,” said researcher Naoki Kunugita, adding that the amount of formaldehyde detected varied through the course of analysis.

So in one brand of e-cig they found 10 times the levels of carcinogens. Which brand was it? Where were they manufactured? You can’t paint all e-cigs and vaping items with such a broad brush because of one bad apple.

I get the feeling that this is going to be the study that the anti-vaping crowd clings to as reasons for banning vaping much like the ant-vaxxing crowd still cling to the disproven report of Dr. Andrew Wakefield who claimed that vaccines cause autism even though there is no proof to the contrary. Never mind that I can cite an American study that said the benefits of vaping outweigh the risks or the top scientists who petitioned the World Health Organization to not recommend banning vaping due to the amount of lives it would save.

The next thing you know the anti-vaping crowd will be claiming that vaping causes autism.

Thanks to Jamie for the tip.

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1 Comment

  1. edrebber

    Vaping isn’t regulated by the Government yet. It costs more for the manufacturer to ensure purity. These facts would cause me to be skeptical.

    With vaccines we have a situation where the government dictates the formula for the vaccine and requires that they be administered, but the government also has the regulatory authority. There is always a perceived, if not actual, conflict of interest when an entity has the sole responsibility of regulating itself. Again, these facts would cause me to be skeptical.

    The CDC just recently announced that this year’s flu vaccine is defective and will not prevent people from contracting the flu. Go figure.


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