E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes: study

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CHICAGO — Remember the chemical used in biology class that preserved the animal you were dissecting?

Well, a new study has found that more of that chemical, formaldehyde, is found in the vapors of e-cigarettes than in traditional cigarette smoke. Formaldehyde can cause leukemia and cancer.

Researchers say 10 puffs from an e-cigarette could expose a user to 2-and-a-half times more formaldehyde than he would get form smoking a single tobacco cigarette, increasing the cancer risk.

Click here for the full study.


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