New Dangers of E-Cigarette


the number of vaping related deaths in

the United States now stands at 64

that's according to the CDC yet millions

of people continue to vape thinking that

it's safer than smoking cigarettes so

what are the dangers Shelly beau Todd

has details and HealthWatch according to

the CDC more than 9 million Americans

vape and the majority believe it's safer

than smoking cigarettes

Wade Taylor switched from smoking

cigarettes to vaping because he believes

it's safer there's what 400 and

something chemicals in the cigarette dr.

Ilona Jasper says while that's true

vaping presents a different health

threat than smoking the disease

manifestations the pathology we see in

this individuals is not something you

would ever see in a smoker

Jasper's who studies the adverse effects

of inhaled chemicals says we know

cigarettes can cause COPD cancer and

emphysema but what about e-cigarettes we

don't know what this may cause 20 years

down the road that's one reason why

Jasper's research team is taking a

closer look at what's in these products

they filled a plastic container with a

popular flavoring agent found in liquid

nicotine and let it sit for two hours we

just put a drop of the cinnamon

flavoring there and it itched away the

plastic and basically ate it away Jasper

says the real concern is more young

people are vaping nicotine without

knowing the consequences it delivers a

high dose very quickly so it gets these

teens addicted much faster than a

cigarette does and she says you don't

always know how much nicotine you're

getting in Europe you can only have 2%

nicotine whereas here we have up to 8%

she agrees regulation is key but says

the priority is stopping the growing

number of teens from vaping prevention

education and getting these kids off of

the nicotine addiction

dr. Jasper's speaks to middle and high

school students about the dangers of

e-cigarettes and vaping products and

that's our HealthWatch I'm Shelley bow

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