A new research has found that e-cigarettes have 10 more cancer causing ingredients than regular cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are a supposedly healthy replacement for the life destroying tobacco cigarettes. But why there wasn’t a research to prove their safety and viability? And who is responsible for that?

Here is an excerpt from the FDA website where risk of cancer is not mentioned anywhere. The excerpt is from the Q&A part, regarding standardization or quality control.

FDA: E-cigarettes: Questions and answers

Q: What are electronic cigarettes?

A: Electronic cigarettes are products designed to deliver nicotine or other substances to a user in the form of a vapor. Typically, they are composed of a rechargeable, battery-operated heating element, a replaceable cartridge that may contain nicotine or other chemicals, and an atomizer that, when heated, converts the contents of the cartridge into a vapor. This vapor can then be inhaled by the user. These products are often made to look like such products as cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. They are also sometimes made to look like everyday items such as pens and USB memory sticks, for people who wish to use the product without others noticing.

Q: What concerns does FDA have regarding electronic cigarettes?

A: FDA has not evaluated any e-cigarettes for safety or effectiveness.

There it is.

Now we learn about the shocking information outside of the USA. The FDA has an annual budget over 4.5$ and track record of corruption. It just shows that the FDA is a huge waste of taxpayers’ money. E-cigarettes are being used by hundreds of thousands underage children and adults with the hope that they’ll ditch the nasty and life threatening habit of tobacco cigarettes. However, that is not true. Thankfully now we have a research from an institute who we depend on and fund to keep us healthy.

E-cigarettes have 10 times more cancer causing ingredients than regular cigarettes

According to a research by some Japanese scientists, e-cigs contain 10 times more carcinogens that cause cancer than regular cigarettes. Until recently, were recommended as the answer to smoking without health issues. People believed that they are getting a hit of nicotine through the e-cigarettes without worrying that it will cause health damage. But when the Japanese Health Ministry conducted their research, they found formaldehyde and acetalhyde carcinogens in the liquid produced by many e-cigarettes. And not just that, the research also found that they can fuel potential drug-resistant pathogens. This discovery comes from a lab that tested the vapor of e-cigarettes on live methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and human cells.

The formaldehyde carcinogen was present in the e-cigarettes more than in the regular ones.

“In one brand of e-cigarette the team found more than 10 times the level of carcinogens contained in one regular cigarette. Especially when the wire (which vaporizes the liquid) gets overheated, higher amounts of those harmful substances seemed to be produced,” Naoki Kugunita, one of the researchers said, and continued to explain that the levels of formaldehyde carcinogen varied in the final results.

“You call them e-cigarettes, but they are products totally different from regular tobacco. The government is now studying the possible risks associated with them, with view to looking at how they should be regulated,” the Japanese healthy ministry has said in an official press release.

In 2015 the WHO advised governments to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to underage people because they are a serious threat. The UN health agency stated that although there’s lack of evidence about the e-cigarettes, there was still enough to caution children, pregnant women or women of reproductive age. They also added that e-cigarettes should be banned from indoor public spaces.

“More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. This number reflects a three-fold increase, from about 79,000 in 2011, to more than 263,000 in 2013.”, the US CDC stated.