Troubles cast shadow over Electronic Cigarettes Intl Group Ltd (OTCMKTS:ECIGD) as awareness articles are increasingly disclosing the ‘unhealthy’ part of e-cigarettes, a product of the company. Over the last few years, e-cigarettes are launched into the market, touted as healthy alternatives to the real cigarettes. The manufacturers claim that the health risks such as cancer or tumor do not attach to such e-cigarettes. This encouraged smokers to switch to the healthy version, which gave them the feel of smoking a real cigarette.
Problems pile up
But problems surfaced for Electronic Cigarettes Intl Group Ltd (OTCMKTS:ECIGD) after a number of studies rebuffed that e-cigarettes are at all healthy. Moreover, the findings of studies are scary and powerful enough to force e-cigarette smokers out of it. As per the New England Journal of Medicine, e-cigarette can keep carcinogen levels as high as 15 times of those found in regular cigarettes. The carcinogen has the ability to seep deeply into the lungs and deposit there.
Another big research article highlighted that e-cigarette vapors have the potential to directly disrupt human lung tissue. The research carried out by the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York indicated that heated nicotine produces aerosol that target lung cells and has up to six times the level of heavy metals like copper.
If that’s not enough, then the research has also claimed that various flavor added to the e-cigs further cause damage to the lung tissue. The shocking revelation is that the harmful effects could occur within a matter of days while a chronic exposure could be more damaging.
Amidst the health risks cited by various studies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is all set to spend $50 million towards anti-smoking campaign that will target e-cigs as well. Also, more states are mulling to ban sales of e-cigs or limit their sales. Such developments will certainly be harm Electronic Cigarettes Intl Group Ltd (OTCMKTS:ECIGD), the stock of which tanked heavily by over 41% to $0.750. The average volume of the stock stood at $1.43 million shares as at the close of the previous trade day.