Chemists at Portland State University have been granted $3.5 million in federal funding to study the potential dangers of e-cigarettes.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Chemists at Portland State University have been granted $3.5 million in federal funding to study the potential dangers of e-cigarettes.
The Oregonian reports PSU released a statement saying the five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will go toward a comprehensive examination of the health effects of e-cigarettes.
PSU researchers have already conducted several studies on e-cigarettes, which allow nicotine users to inhale vapor and have become increasingly popular substitutes for tobacco cigarettes.
Their most recent study shows that vaping devices can deliver formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. They have also found that flavored devices can expose vapors to high concentrations of potentially toxic chemicals.
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The Food and Drug Administration, which regulates tobacco, is providing funding for the grant.