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Cancer risk for women in e-cigarettes

Teenage girls using e-cigarettes may be raising their risk of developing breast cancer, a top breast cancer surgeon in Britain has warned.

Professor Kefah Mokbel said toxic substances in the vapours inhaled by users have been linked to breast cancer, particularly for women exposed to them in adolescence.

Prof Mokbel says while no hard evidence exists on the subject yet, “it would be complacent to assume no pattern would emerge in the future.”

"What too few people realise is that e-cigarette vapours not only contain addictive nicotine, they also contain numerous potentially toxic chemicals that may well increase lifetime risk of cancer," he said.

Read more on the Daily Mail website