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Benzene formation in electronic cigarettes

OPEN PloS one | 9 Mar 2017

JF Pankow, K Kim, KJ McWhirter, W Luo, JO Escobedo, RM Strongin, AK Duell and DH Peyton
Abstract
The heating of the fluids used in electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”) used to create “vaping” aerosols is capable of causing a wide range of degradation reaction products. We investigated formation of benzene (an important human carcinogen) from e-cigarette fluids containing propylene glycol (PG), glycerol (GL), benzoic acid, the flavor chemical benzaldehyde, and nicotine.
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Cigarette, Nicotine, Electronic cigarette, Propylene glycol
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