Study shows long-term exposure to vaping liquids increases cancer risk

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A new study suggests long-term exposure to vaping liquids that contain nicotine greatly increases the risk of cancer.

The report was published in the journal “Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences.”

The study was done on mice.

Researchers found nearly a quarter of the mice developed lung tumors, but nearly 60% developed bladder growths, that can be precursors to cancer.

Scientists stress more research is needed to know if the same happens in humans.

A local doctor says vaping products should be used carefully.

“So without the definitive trials in humans, which won’t be available for years, then this is simply a warning, a caution, that there certainly may be a connection,” said Rockford Urological Associates, Urologist, Dan Sadowski.

The study comes as a second person in Illinois died due to a vaping related injury earlier this week.

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