Lawmakers push for stronger regulations on e-cigarettes


A group of U.S. senators are urging the FDA to regulate e-cigarettes after a new study reportedly shows high levels of cancer causing formaldehyde can be present in “vaping.”

The study from Portland State University claims that high levels of a hidden form of the carcinogen formaldehyde can in fact be present in the “vaped” aerosol formed by e-cigarettes, according to the senators.

The study also claims that the risk of cancer due to formaldehyde from long term e-cigarette “vaping” could be between 5 to 15 times higher than the formaldehyde risk from long term tobacco smoking, according to the senators.

It’s a study so concerning, according to Sen. Jeff Merkley, that he alongside other lawmakers wrote to the FDA to push for stronger regulations on the industry.

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