Cherry Flavored E-Cigarettes Most Harmful: Study Finds They Irritate Airways More Than Other Flavors, Traditional Cigarettes

Tara West

A new study suggests that cherry flavored e-cigarettes may be the most harmful for your health. In fact, the cherry flavored vapors may even be more irritating to the airways than traditional cigarettes. A new study found that the cherry flavored vapes contained higher levels of benzaldehyde which is a known respiratory irritant.

The Daily Mail reports that e-cigarette users may want to steer clear of cherry flavored e-cig products. A new research study found that cherry flavored e-cigarettes contained higher levels of benzaldehyde than other flavors and more than traditional cigarettes. Therefore, the study warned e-cig users to avoid the flavor as the long-term effects of inhaling benzaldehyde are unknown.

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"Very hazardous in case of ingestion. Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator)."
"Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention. Serious Inhalation: Not available."

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The researchers found that cherry flavored e-cigarettes contained 43 percent more benzaldehyde than other flavors. The result is a warning from researchers about using the cherry flavored e-vapors until further research can be performed.

Though researchers are warning about cherry flavored e-cigarettes, the vaping community says the research should be viewed with a grain of salt. The American Vaping Association president Gregory Conley notes that it would take an e-cigarette user three years to meet the exposure level a worker is exposed to in an eight-hour shift.

What do you think of the research and Conley's response? Do you use e-cigarettes? If so, do you plan to exclude cherry flavored vapors from your vaping due to the new safety concerns? What do you think of the e-cigarette study?

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