Richard Dawkins talks with Dr John Huddlestun.
An interesting (and civil) discussion with a Biblical Scholar.
It demonstrates some of the problems when using Biblical texts as an authoritative historical record.
Frank Delio moments before he died of lung cancer. According to the boy’s mother, he’d been smoking E-cigarettes for the past 11 months and had never smoked before.
TEXAS — Frank Delio, a 17-year-old Texas teen boy, became the first person to die of lung cancer associated with the use of E-cigarette smoking in the U.S. yet on Wednesday afternoon.
While it isn’t yet clear what led to the sudden tragic death, the boy’s case has raised concerns amid the rising popularity of E-cigarettes, with many users seeing vaping as a safer alternative to smoking.
According to the boy’s mother, he’d been smoking E-cigarettes for the past 11 months and had never smoked before. According to medical experts, the boy checked in on January 13 and was diagnosed with lung cancer after a small tumor was found on his left lung. But what really worries experts is that barely a month and a half later, the boy is dead. His lungs were ‘filled with tumors’, ‘like if they were multiplying at an extremely faster rate than usual.’
Many experts have pointed out the dangers posed by E-cigarettes. Mostly the fact that E-cigarette vapor can contain cancer-causing formaldehyde at levels up to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes.
“Newer versions of E-cigarettes can operate at very high temperatures, and that heat dramatically amps up the creation of formaldehyde-containing compounds,” researcher David Peyton, a Portland State chemistry professor, said in the news release. “High-voltage usage can release enough formaldehyde-containing compounds to increase a person’s lifetime risk of cancer five to 15 times higher than the risk caused by long-term smoking.”
Meaning; this poses a risk to users who increase the voltage on their E-cigarette to increase the delivery of vaporized nicotine.High-voltage E-cigarette usage can release enough formaldehyde-containing compounds to increase a person’s lifetime risk of cancer five to 15 times higher than the risk caused by long-term smoking.
While the incident could be the first lung cancer death caused by E-cigarette use, a spike in cases of patients with the disease, mostly aged between 17-32 years old, has already been observed. The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) said that the number of lung cancer patients aged between 17 to 32 has increased from 1,543 last year to 4,638 as of Jan. 31 this year. Over half of these cases involved men younger than 25 years old.
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