A new study has identified chemicals in the vapor of two popular e-cigarette brands that can damage cells in a way that could cause cancer, according to Medical News Today.
Researchers from UC-San Diego applied extracts of vapor from two popular e-cigarette brands to healthy human epithelial cells — cells that line organs, glands and cavities throughout the body — in a petri dish, comparing the effects with untreated cells. One vapor tested contained nicotine and the other did not.
The researchers found that cells exposed to the e-cigarette vapor extracts were more likely to suffer DNA damage and death than non-exposed cells.
Which two popular brands were tested and did the one with nicotine and the one without test the same?
The study’s corresponding author can best answer that: http://profiles.ucsd.edu/weg.ongkeko