Vaping Safety: Is it safe to vape diacetyl?

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IS IT HARMFUL TO VAPE ELIQUID CONTAINING DIACETYL?

Since e-liquids primarily get their taste from food flavorings, many e-liquid flavors are at risk of containing diacetyl. Although the risks are much lower for vapers inhaling diacetyl-containing e-liquids than for workers in manufacturing settings handling diacetyl, it is important to understand the potential consequences of extended diacetyl inhalation. Inhaling anything is a personal decision and should be thoroughly considered before introducing chemicals into one’s throat and breathing passageways. The latest study of e-liquids found that those containing diacetyl may cause harm to the respiratory system over time. It is important to note that of the e-liquids tested, the average carries around 100 times less diacetyl than the traditional tobacco cigarette. The scientific community considers vaping an avoidable risk and seeks to arm users with the knowledge to determine the best course of action for one’s self.

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http://gfn.net.co/downloads/2014/posters/122%20Farsalinos%20%20-%20DA_AP.pdf

http://www.ecigarette-research.com/web/index.php/research/2014/178-da-ap

http://www.toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Diacetyl

http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/database/ingredients/288.diacetyl.html