Funding grants from the Penrose Foundation and the Cooley Fund for Critical Research of the Oregon Community Foundation.
The New England Journal of Medicine
Letter to the Editor
Tobacco products -- Additives, Tobacco products -- Chemistry, Electronic cigarettes, Formaldehyde, Cancer -- Environmental aspects
This letter reports a chemical analysis of vapor from electronic cigarettes that shows high levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. The authors project that the associated incremental lifetime risk of cancer could be higher than that from long-term smoking.
Jensen RP, Luo W, Pankow JF, Strongin RM, Peyton DH. Hidden formaldehyde in e-cigarette aerosols. N Engl J Med 2015;372:392-4. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1413069
Copyright 2015 Massachusetts Medical Society. Reprinted with permission. The article can be found online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1413069
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