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  2. Oct 17, 2023
Researchers Use Reconstructed Human Lung Epithelium to Assess Presence and Effects of Additive in E-Cigarettes

Study in a Sentence: Researchers at the University of California studied popular disposable electronic cigarettes and found that all contained the additive WS-23, which gives a cooling sensation stronger than menthol; in addition, they showed that WS-23 damaged cellular structure in reconstructed human lung tissue, implying potential health risks from its unregulated use in e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.