The latest trend in the consumption of snuff has been E cigarettes. They have been promoted as a much safer alternative to smoking regular cigarettes. But, of course, is the old adage that begins, “If it’s too good to be true …”
turns out that the School of Public Health at Harvard decided to do a study on electronic cigarettes and results are surprising. It seems as if they can not represent the threat traditional cigarette, but it raises a different altogether.
Diacetyl is a chemical flavoring used in E-cigs that are linked to cases of severe respiratory disease, most notably the incurable condition called “popcorn lung.” This condition was first observed in workers processing facilities microwave popcorn inhaling the artificial butter flavoring. The disease is completely debilitating and irreversible. It is a respiratory disease that causes scarring in small air sacs in the lungs. This leads to shortness of breath and excessive coughing
they were carried 51 different e-CIGS flavored and analyzed. The author, Joseph Allen, along with his team, found that at least 1 of the 3 main toxins were found in 47 of the e-CIGS. These toxins are: diacetyl, acetoin, 2,3-pentanedione. Also found the following:.
“The amount of diacetyl in 39 of the e-cigs exceeded the amount that could be detected by the laboratory The diacetyl and other flavoring-related chemicals are used in many other flavors beyond of popcorn flavored butter, including fruit flavors, flavors of alcohol, and candy-flavored e-cigarette “.
Allan also noted that these findings are scary names like taste of these e-cigs include cotton candy, cupcake, and other flavors that would clearly attractive to young people.
But that’s not all. Due to the fact that e-cigs are so new, it would not be a stretch to understand that even more risks will open in the near future. David Christiani, Elkan Blout Professor of Genetics of the environment, was the co-author of the study and said:
“Since most health problems about electronic cigarettes have focused on the nicotine, there is still much we do not know about electronic cigarettes. in addition to containing various levels of the addictive substance nicotine, also contain other chemicals that cause cancer, such as formaldehyde, and as our study shows, flavoring chemicals that can cause damage to the lungs. “
it seems that the alternative fruity flavored” safe “for traditional smoking can not be all that after all, and that is probably the best way to end all habits e-cig until further research is done in this emerging trend of smoking.
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