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Users of e-cigarettes and vaping products may be exposed to higher levels of respiratory irritant

An analysis of 145 different electronic-cigarette flavoring products reveals that many e-cigarette users may be exposed to a potentially harmful chemical. In a research letter published online in the peer-reviewed journal Thorax, a research team led by Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) reports that high levels of the respiratory irritant benzaldehyde were detected in the vapor from most of the flavored nicotine products they studied, with the highest concentrations in vapor from cherry-flavored products.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160129091641.htm

It’s worth pointing out that custom vaping solutions, produced at the point of sale using unknown ingredients from China (as most electronic products do) may have a higher risk of problems due to unknown combinations and quantities of ingredients.

A drug is a drug is a drug…

E-cigarette vapor, even when nicotine-free, found to damage lung cells

vaping-1…nicotine-free e-cig solutions were also found to include lung-harming substances, such as acrolein. This substance, which is present in both e-cig solution and vapor, has been shown to damage the lungs by attacking the molecules that hold endothelial cells together.  [The same cells that are attacked by nicotine itself.]

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150526084955.htm