Toxicity of e-cigarettes

Initially, e-cigarettes were considered to be completely harmless, as they only produce steam. It soon became clear that electronic cigarettes also produce substances harmful to health, the amount of which depends on the liquid used, i.e. the liming liquid.

Experienced scientists have proven the content of free radicals in e-cigarette smoke, which clearly identifies electronic cigarettes as toxic. It turned out that the amount of free radicals that are released when heated by the liquid heater in the e-cigarette depends on the added aroma. E-smokers can buy ready-made liquids or create their own aromatic compositions.

Presence of free radicals in e-cigarette smoke

Free radicals are toxic substances that are responsible for the development of all kinds of cancer. They are a major contributor to numerous inflammatory conditions and heart diseases. Free radicals occur in many forms, they are part of the cigarette smoke produced. Unfortunately, free radicals are also formed in e-cigarettes, where organic compound molecules come into contact with the hot heater.

The research proved that among the studied popular aromas for e-cigarettes about 43% increased the production of free radicals. Some of them showed the ability to reduce, but the number of them was insignificant. Eventually, six flavor substances were detected, which increase the production of free radicals. These include the popular linalol or lily of the valley fragrance and dipentene and citral (lemon fragrance). It turned out that ethylowaniline, which produces a note of vanilla, has the ability to produce free radicals by 42%.

These toxic substances help to increase the awareness of e-cigarettes users and warn against specific health risks. Therefore, it is worth choosing oils that do not contribute to increased production of free radicals.

Benzene in e-cigarettes

Another danger during the use of e-cigarettes is setting it to a high power level, during which one of the most toxic compounds is released. We are talking about benzene, which is capable of developing dangerous diseases, including leukaemia and bone marrow failure. The benzene emitted by e-cigarettes has different concentrations depending on the type and type of device. If benzoic acid or benzaldehyde is used, a much higher amount of benzoic acid is produced. Nevertheless, it is believed that much more benzene is contained in the air. This is still much less than in the case of traditional cigarettes.