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The Science of E-Cigarettes

Science Building I, room 107

A joint event featuring 3 speakers: Dr. Bill Greiser, Dr. Jim Pankow, and Dr. David Peyton will be speaking about the e-cigarettes from 3 different scientific backgrounds. 

Presented by SAACS, Neuron, and SOS

OPB: PSU Chemist Says E-Cigarette Makers Want Him To Test Their Products

Producers of vapor liquids for e-cigarettes are asking a Portland State chemistry professor to test their products — after he found formaldehyde in one brand. David Peyton found the carcinogen in vapor drawn at a high temperature from the Halo brand cafe mocha e-cigarette

Portland Business Journal: E-cigarettes ignite concerns, possible action, by Multnomah County

A team of PSU researchers led by professor David H. Peyton published a study on Thursday, Jan 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine uncovering hidden formaldehyde in some e-cigarette vapor. Read more here.


The Oregonian: E-cigarettes have high amount of hidden formaldehyde, PSU study shows

E-cigarettes, which are billed as being safer than traditional cigarettes, can deliver a much bigger punch of formaldehyde, a Portland study found.

National Public Radio: E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels Of Formaldehyde

Vapor produced by electronic cigarettes can contain a surprisingly high concentration of formaldehyde — a known carcinogen — researchers reported Wednesday.

PSU researchers uncover high levels of hidden formaldehyde in e-cigarette vapor

(Portland, Ore.) January 22, 2015 – In a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, Portland State University researchers reveal that e-cigarette vapor can contain hidden formaldehyde at levels five to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes.