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High Levels of Formaldehyde Found in eCigarettes

A new study published in the New England Jounal of Medicine, found that eCigarettes contain surpringly high levels of formaldehyde.

Formaldehyde, which is a known carginogen, was found in levels higher than traditional cigarattes. Further, the study found formaldehyde in a different, potentially more dangerous chemical form in eCigarettes. 

The study findings show that eCigarettes may not be the safer alternative to traditional cigarettes as once thought. This study may be particularly important as the FDA, states and local agencies move to regulate eCigarettes.

Read the full study,"Hidden Formaldehyde in E-Cigarette Aerosols", or access a summary on NPR's website.

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