BOSTON, Mass. -- There's no denying that this news blows. For all those responsible smokers, who switched from cigarettes to e-cigs, guess what?! Apparently those can give you cancer too!
According to a preliminary study in the New England Journal of Medicine, there's more formaldehyde in e-cigs than traditional smokes, and that means users could be up to 15 times more at risk for cancer than people who puff the old-school sticks. But the study has a lot of critics.
Some say actual users wouldn't smoke nearly as much as what researchers tested, and they wouldn't heat the device up as high either. They say formaldehyde, the carcinogenic chemical that helps preserve dead bodies, isn't an issue when you use the vaporizers as instructed.
So, maybe this is blowing smoke, but it couldn't hurt to quit.