E-Liquids & Popcorn Lung
A study conducted by a research group at the Harvard School of Public health found that the chemical flavoring Diacetyl found in E-Cigarettes is linked to certain lung diseases primarily popcorn lung. The flavoring Diacetyl is found in more than 75% of flavored electronic cigarettes and E-Cigarette juices. However this 75% statistic is not up to date because many E-juice companies are now removing Diacetyl from their recipes. So Yes, chemicals found in some E-juice flavors have been shown to cause popcorn lung when inhaled. Their however has never been a case of someone contracting Popcorn Lung from vaping.
The term Popcorn lung is used to describe a respiratory condition called bronchiolitis obliterans. Bronchiolitis Obliterans is a very serious and irreversible condition in which air sacs in the lungs become scarred. This disease often results in a cough and shortness of breath. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported several cases of bronchiolitis obliterans in workers in a microwave popcorn plant in Missouri in 2000. An Investigation by the NIOSH (National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health), discovered that a flavoring agent called diacetyl that was used to give the popcorn a buttery taste, and that inhaling the flavor likely contributed to the development in the worker’s illness.
**Our E-liquids do not contain harmful Diacetyl.** Just pure natural goodness.