February 11th, 2017
Special Delivery! Old Problems in New Packaging.
Consumers were shocked when the San Francisco Gate broke a story about workers dying of an incurable lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans. Treatable only by a lung transplant, the chemical diacetyl was found to be the source of cellular degradation. Used to flavor microwave popcorn and responsible for that signature odor (fragrances and flavors share an identical chemical base), the disease was found in a few consumers who used the product on a daily basis.
E-cigs use the same chemicals and the story below demonstrates the full nature of self-abuse engaged in by people with their careless fingers on the buttons of their vape machines. Not content with self-harm, those not using vapes for delivery of medicinally needed products appear to be using them like cameras.
Just point and shoot!
Do e-cigarettes cause popcorn lung?
It is not only microwave popcorn that contains dangerous chemical flavorings such as diacetyl. A study published in 2015 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives showed that harmful chemicals associated with “popcorn lung” are present in many types of flavored e-cigarettes, particularly those with flavors like fruit and candy that may appeal to young smokers. Of the 51 flavored e-cigarettes tested, flavoring chemicals were found in 47 and diacetyl specifically in 39 samples.