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New toxins discovered in E-Cigarettes

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Scientists have discovered two additional cancer causing toxins in the vapor of e-cigarettes.

The chemicals, Propylene Glycol and Glycerin, are used to create the artificial smoke and transform into carcinogens when heated.

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory also found the hotter the e-cigarette coil becomes, the more chemicals are released in its vapors. This means the first puffs would contain the fewest toxins.

The study is published in 'Environmental Science and Technology' 

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