Well, folks, they have tested it, can vaping damage your DNA? Tests concluded that yes, vaping can damage your DNA.
Can Vaping Damage Your DNA? – Saliva Tests
Test subjects, who were also already vapers, had their gums swabbed before vaping, and then once again after vaping for approximately 15 minutes. Afterwards, the researchers found that the vaping created a chemical which could damage DNA. Get out eh!? To make matters worse, the chemical could even increase the chances of developing cancer. But honestly. I searched and couldn’t find the brand of e-Liquid used, which to me. Sounds like perhaps these test subjects were vaping a cheap, inferior e-Liquid brand. Most definitely made either in China or from ingredients sourced from China.
To conclude these results, researchers used an existing mass spectrometry method to assess the DNA damage done to the cells of the test subjects. Researchers have already used the same mass spectrometry method to test similar results in alcohol. Additionally, the researchers analyzed the Saliva of both long-term vapers and non-vapers alike. But in both results, they found the same DNA damaging chemical in both test subjects.
Can Vaping Damage Your DNA? – Acrolein Exposure
They presented the findings to the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Brooklynn. The researchers found that depending on the e-Liquid and hardware used, the percentage of the chemical known as Acrolein was 30-60% higher after vaping. Researchers felt it was significantly important that they used long time vapers for test subjects as this concluded that the results reflected what’s happening in real life. By comparing the results from vapers alongside non-vapers, the researchers found higher levels of methylglyoxal, formaldehyde and acrolein present in the participants after vaping. Whereas they found chemicals such as glyoxal and acetaldehyde to vary amongst the participants. Possibly from varying compositions of the liquids tested.
Although the researchers could not conclude the culprit for these chemical reactions. They do however note that the damage compared to cigarette smoking is not comparable.