This just in! According to new research conducted by Japanese scientists, E-cigarettes are consequently far more dangerous than how they are marketed. AND, they’re doing more harm than good. I think I speak for all of us when I say, this sh!t is seriously getting old! This is just one of many e-cigarette smear campaigns currently on the market today.
Four years ago, researchers at Japan’s National Institute for Public Health claimed they had found two carcinogens— formaldehyde and acetaldehyde— as a result of the vapor produced by several types of e-cigarettes during a study charged by the country’s ministry of health.
“One brand of e-cigarette produces 10 times more formaldehyde— a substance used in embalming that has been linked to sick building syndrome— than a regular cigarette,” said Naoki Kunugita, the lead researcher of the study.
Enough with the inaccurate portrayals already.
First of all, the study, which was conducted in November of 2014, is far from new. Yet, agenda driven click bait sites continue to publish this, and other articles, citing information that is either old, overwhelmingly false, or both.
What’s even worse, the Japanese study wasn’t even completely factual, having come to no conclusion that all, most, or any e-cigarette contained ten times more carcinogens than regular cigarettes.
In conclusion, the research by Kunugita and his team advised that the levels of formaldehyde in vapors from high-voltage devices are “almost identical to those in traditional cigarettes”.
Back in 2014, Greek cardiologist Konstantinos Farsalinos spoke out about the study’s findings saying,
“…the high formaldehyde reading may have been caused by several factors, including a faulty e-cigarette device. A single extreme case out of many products tested. Obviously, we have to realize that focusing the discussion on one of the tens of carcinogens present in tobacco cigarette smoke is misleading. Even if e-cigarettes contained similar, or higher, levels of formaldehyde, they do not contain the majority of other toxic and carcinogenic substances present in cigarette smoke.”
Those with knowledge must stay ever-vigilant
Sadly, these tactics to discredit do have an effect on people and what decisions they make. It is up to those with the right, scientific-backed information to continue to stay on the lookout for agenda-driven information and refute these studies convincingly. There are too many lives at stake.
Especially relevant: Last Week’s Truth Tuesday
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