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DNA methylation in e-cigarette users.

06 February 2017

E-cigarettes are a hotly debated topic in public health, and the media. Although little evidence currently exists on their long-term effects, their lack of tar and very low levels of other harmful substances suggests they are considerably less harmful than cigarettes. While it will take years before we can fully estimate the impact of e-cigarette use on cancer risk, we can investigate whether use is associated with any cancer biomarkers such as DNA methylation.

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This study has been approved by the University of Bristol, Faculty of Science Human Research Ethics Committee.

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