A new study has identified chemicals in the vapor of two popular e-cigarette brands that can damage cells in a way that could cause cancer, according to Medical News Today.

Researchers from UC-San Diego applied extracts of vapor from two popular e-cigarette brands to healthy human epithelial cells — cells that line organs, glands and cavities throughout the body — in a petri dish, comparing the effects with untreated cells. One vapor tested contained nicotine and the other did not.

The researchers found that cells exposed to the e-cigarette vapor extracts were more likely to suffer DNA damage and death than non-exposed cells.

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