By now you’ve probably heard the news that nicotine-rich foods are the culprits behind the increasing prevalence of cancer in modern societies.
But are there any real scientific studies backing up this claim?
Yes, there are, according to a recent review article in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology.
And the scientific literature suggests the nicotine in e-cigarettes and nicotine-containing products is, indeed, harmful to the human body.
The article was conducted by researchers at Harvard, Cornell, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
It looked at studies published between 2009 and 2017 that examined the effects of e-cigarette and nicotine content on human health and well-being.
For the review, the authors conducted a meta-analysis of studies that assessed nicotine and other carcinogens in the foods and beverages consumed by people.
The authors found that e-cig users were more likely to experience lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and a host of other cancers.
“Nicotine exposure has been linked to an increased risk of developing cancer, particularly in smokers who are not abstinent,” the authors wrote.
In other words, e-cigs and nicotine use are linked to cancer, even if people aren’t aware of the potential health risk.
The research team also found that the higher the e-liquid nicotine content in a food, the greater the cancer risk.
“A higher concentration of nicotine in food leads to a greater concentration of carcinogens,” the study concluded.
But there are a few caveats to the study.
For one, the research team only looked at foods and drinks that were produced by the same companies that produce e-liquids.
This means it is not possible to determine whether or not e-juice is harmful to humans in general, the researchers added.
Another caveat is that there is no research to show that e,liquors pose a health risk to people who don’t use them.
The researchers also noted that many food manufacturers are making e-nicotine liquid to meet the growing demand of ejuice customers.
“Although this is an important question to address, the literature suggests that ejuices do not pose a risk of cancer when consumed as a food product,” the team wrote.
They added that it is important to remember that eJuice does not contain nicotine.
“While there is an increase in consumption of eJuices in recent years, the amount consumed does not appear to be linked to a higher risk of adverse health effects,” the researchers wrote.
For now, the ejuicing market is booming, but many of the companies that make e-colas are still struggling to find ways to appeal to customers.
So, is there a way to reduce the carcinogens that e cigarettes are producing in our diet?
“There are no data to support this claim that e cigarette use increases risk of any disease,” said Mark Siegel, senior scientist for environmental health at the University Of Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Health.
“However, the lack of evidence that e cig use leads to cancer in humans or other animal species raises serious questions about the efficacy of e cigarette regulation.”
Siegel said there is still no conclusive evidence linking e-tobacco products to cancer.
“There is no evidence to show e-mixture products are more carcinogenic than non-mixed e-containing cigarettes,” he said.
The bottom line is that we need to be mindful of the chemicals we put in our bodies and to limit our consumption of those that may have health effects.
“E-cigarettes are not the problem,” said Siegel.
“This is not a simple issue.
We have to look at what chemicals are in these products, how much they’re actually in the food we eat, and what they’re being used for.”
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