Vaping Can Damage DNA, But Will It Cause Cancer?

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarettes produce chemicals that can damage a person’s DNA, the first step on a path that might lead to cancer, a new study reports. The saliva of a small group of e-cigarette users contained increased levels of three DNA-damaging compounds, the researchers said. These chemicals are formaldehyde, acrolein…

E-Cig Flavorings May Damage Lining of Blood Vessels

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flavorings used in e-cigarettes harm blood vessel cells in a way that could trigger future heart damage, a new study suggests. Five flavorings tested in the lab damaged the heart-protective functions of endothelial cells, which line the inside of blood vessels and the heart, said study author Jessica…