JUUL, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Electronic cigarettes could become “the smoking equivalent” of the tobacco industry, according to a new study.
The study found that electronic cigarettes could be a source of lung cancer for smokers.
“This study provides important new information on the lung cancer risk posed by electronic cigarettes,” said Dr. Paul J. H. Loeser, a researcher at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
“In the past, electronic cigarettes were thought to be safer than cigarettes, but recent evidence shows them to be more harmful than cigarettes.”
The study, published in the journal Epidemiology, looked at more than 7,000 lung cancer deaths over a 15-year period.
The researchers found that about 20 percent of the smokers who died had used e-cigarettes, compared to 20 percent who smoked cigarettes.
The e-cigarette users also had lower smoking-related deaths and were more likely to have received treatment for lung cancer.
Electronic cigarettes are a device used to deliver nicotine.
They typically contain batteries that store nicotine and other chemicals.
The devices are often used to give smokers nicotine by inhalation.
Nicotine inhalation has been shown to be associated with more than 30,000 deaths a year.
The findings are particularly significant because the FDA requires that electronic cigarette manufacturers include warnings about the risks associated with nicotine.
In addition, the devices often have warnings that suggest that they are safe.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that the use of e-cig devices is associated with a significantly higher rate of cigarette smoking, and that electronic-cigarette use may increase the risk of developing lung cancer in smokers.
The FDA last year banned the sale of e “e-cigarettes” in the U.S.