E-Cigarettes—A Dangerous Threat That Causes Horrible Incurable Disease Called ‘Popcorn Lung’!


The latest trend in smoking has been E-cigarettes. They have been promoted as a much safer alternative to smoking regular cigarettes. But obviously, there’s the old saying that starts out, “if it’s too good to be true …”.

It turns out the Harvard School of Public Health chose to do a study on E-cigarettes and the results are stunning. It looks as if they may not pose the traditional cigarette threat, but they pose a different one altogether.

Diacetyl is a flavoring chemical used in E-cigs which are linked to cases of severe respiratory disease, most significantly the incurable condition called “Popcorn Lung.” This condition was first discovered in workers in microwave popcorn processing facilities who inhaled the artificial butter flavoring. The disease is totally debilitating and irreparable. It’s a breathing disease which causes scarring in tiny air sacs in the lungs. This leads to shortness of breath and excessive coughing.

“The amount of diacetyl in 39 of the e cigarettes surpassed the amount that was able to be detected by the laboratory. Diacetyl and other related flavoring chemicals are used in numerous other flavors beyond butter-flavored popcorn, including fruit flavors, alcohol flavors, and sweet flavored e-cigarettes.”

Allan also noted how scary these findings are as the flavor names of these e cigarettes include cotton candy, cupcake, and other tastes which would clearly be attractive to young people.

However, that’s not all. Due to that vapor cigarettes are so new, it wouldn’t be a stretch to figure that even more risks will appear in the future. David Christiani, Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics, was the co-author of the study and said the following:

“Since most of the health issues about e-cigarettes have focused on nicotine, there is still much we do not know about e-cigarettes. In addition to containing varying levels of the addictive substance nicotine, they also contain other cancer-causing chemicals, such as formaldehyde, and as our study shows, flavoring chemicals that can cause lung damage.”

It appears like the fruity-flavored “safe” alternative to traditional smoking, may not be all that after all, and it probably is best to cease any e cigarette habits until further research is done on this emerging smoking trend.

Here’s a video where e cigarettes resulted in devastating results for one man:

Source: myhealthylifeguide.net

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