A new study revealed that electronic cigarette smoke can increase the risk of cancer and heart disease by damaging DNA within a maximum period of 10 years.
“Although it is clear that an electronic cigarette is less harmful than normal smoking, it poses a serious risk to the health of its users and should not be promoted as healthy and safe,” the newspaper Telegraph reported. .
Scientists looked for mutations in DNA, lung and heart cells in animals exposed to electronic cigarettes for a period of 10 years.
Researchers found that electronic cigarette smoke damages DNA and prevents the genetic code from repairing itself.
They stated that “electronic cigarette smoke may contribute to lung and bladder cancer, as well as heart disease.”
“Based on these findings, we concluded that the risk of e-cigarette smokers being diagnosed with lung cancer and heart disease is higher and stronger than non-smokers.”