Okay what’s in the news for e-cigs and vaping this week.
Are buttery flavored e-liquids dangerous to your health? What the hell now we can get popcorn lung from vaping buttered popcorn e-juice. Motherboard has an article you need to read if you like the butterd flavored e-liquids such as butterscotch, vanilla, and caramel. To quote them…
Diacetyl (DA) is a chemical used in food flavoring. It infuses food with a creamy, buttery taste, so it’s usually found in products that have butter, cheese, or caramel flavors. Diacetyl and acetyl propionyl (AP)—a kind of “sister chemical” that is nearly identical to DA—are also found in many flavored vaping liquids, especially those with a “dessert” flavor (think butterscotch, vanilla, or caramel).
When you eat or drink something that contains diacetyl, it’s considered harmless—it even occurs naturally in some milk products, and in a few wines and beers. But inhaling it is a different story, and can have serious health risks. Because of this, vapers have been concerned about the presence of DA and AP in e-juices for awhile now, and many trade organizations have limits on the levels of DA and AP that can be present in the liquids they stock.
Read the whole story at… http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-butter-flavored-e-cigs-are-fueling-a-crucial-vaping-controversy
Is it true that teens are more likely to start smoking cigarettes if they are using e-cigs? The Washington Post says…
More bad news for young people who smoke e-cigarettes.
Doing so makes them much more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes within a year than peers who don’t smoke e-cigarettes, according to a new analysis published online Tuesday and scheduled for the November issue of JAMA Pediatrics.
Read the whole story here…https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/09/08/study-teens-using-e-cigs-much-more-likely-to-start-smoking-cigarettes/
Oh no USA Today just found out that teens are using e-cigarettes for vaping mary jane! That’s a suprise. They said…
Teenagers have discovered a new way to inhale marijuana — e-cigarette vaporizers, according to a study released Monday.
About 27% of high school students who have used both marijuana and e-cigarettes reported using the devices to vaporize cannabis. Those most likely to vaporize pot with e-cigarettes included males and younger students.
Read it here… http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/09/04/e-cigarettes-vape-marijuana-students-connecticut/71703472/
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