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|June 16, 2019|
Some e-cigarettes raise new health concerns
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – With e-cigarettes rising in popularity especially among young people, a certain type is raising health concerns.
A research team at UC Riverside has found that nicotine concentrations are higher in JUUL electronic cigarettes than in any of the many other electronic cigarette products the team analyzed.
“The nicotine concentrations are sufficiently high to be cytotoxic, or toxic to living cells, when tested in vitro with cultured respiratory system cells,” said UC Riverside's Prue Talbot, who co-led the research project. “JUUL is the only electronic cigarette product we found with nicotine concentrations high enough to be toxic in standard cytotoxicity tests.”
“A big concern is that its use will addict a new generation of adolescents to nicotine,” Talbot warned.
Story Date: May 1, 2019