What’s in e-Cig Vapor? Portland State Gets $3.5M Federal Grant to Find Out

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What’s in e-Cig Vapor? Portland State Gets $3.5M Federal Grant to Find Out

Some people claim that e-cigarettes are safer for your health than smoking regular tobacco.

A team of chemists at Portland State University will be putting that theory to the test.

They’re using a $3.5 million federal grant from the National Institute of Health to see what exactly is in the vapor of an e-cig.

This isn’t the first time Portland State chemists have conducted studies on the public health effects of e-cigarettes.

One PSU-headed test sampled a brand that had both a high and low voltage setting. Researchers found that when using at high voltage levels, the nicotine vaporizers can deliver formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen.

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products provided the funding for the grant, which is part of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

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