Sunday, 3 February 2019

Butter-Scented Chemical Linked to "Popcorn Lung" Discovered in Vape Juices

quote [ In 2007, health officials in California revealed that numerous workers in local flavoring factories suffered from a rare, life-threatening lung condition called bronchiolitis obliterans, later nicknamed “popcorn lung.” The illness, which scars the air sacs of the lungs and makes breathing difficult, stemmed from exposure to diacetyl, a yellow chemical used to give microwave popcorn its buttery flavor. Now, that chemical is at the center of a new study revealing that it’s harmful in vape liquids as well. ]

Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

[SFW] [health] [+3 WTF]
[by XregnaR@2:36pmGMT]


SnappyNipples said @ 11:03pm GMT on 3rd Feb [Score:1 Underrated]
LOL, holy crap...I was talking to some kids at school about the possibility of such a thing. How many commercial flavors that are known to be bad when inhaled would get into vaping.
rylex said @ 4:52pm GMT on 3rd Feb
Exactly why we use cannabis derived terpenes and natural organic terpenes in our vape carts.

Those are only known to cause cancer by breakdown into isoprene 🙄
Dienes said @ 5:11pm GMT on 3rd Feb
~*~*~*iTs JuSt VaPoR~*~*
Ankylosaur said @ 8:43pm GMT on 3rd Feb
Orvape Redenbronchiolitis.
rylex said @ 9:44pm GMT on 3rd Feb
Sounds like the name of an orc or troll
perezoso said[1] @ 4:37am GMT on 4th Feb
5th Earth said @ 1:16pm GMT on 4th Feb
At least in theory with vaping you can know the exact ingredients and choose accordingly. And in spite of everything it's still better than smoking.
Dienes said @ 2:02pm GMT on 4th Feb
Why do people say "Its better than smoking!" as if that means anything? That bar is so low its bracing the Mariana Trench.

There's a lot of stuff that's terrible for you that is still technically better than cigarettes. And now we're getting research that shows that for younger people, vaping often leads to smoking, rather than the reverse.
Hugh E. said @ 2:49pm GMT on 4th Feb
It is a question of what is the healthier flavorful nicotine delivery system.
cb361 said @ 2:55pm GMT on 4th Feb
Nicotine is still better than snorting asbestos powder.
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:28pm GMT on 4th Feb
Snorting asbestos powder is still better than removing your kidneys and liver.
cb361 said @ 7:56pm GMT on 4th Feb
Removing your kidneys and liver is less better than toothache.
5th Earth said @ 4:16pm GMT on 4th Feb
It's a fair point, I'm just tired of seeing this popcorn lung thing and over again. There is real harm that can be done in exaggerating the risks of activities that are safer than their alternatives. It's like warning people that airbags are dangerous: they are, but you aren't doing the world any favors by encouraging people to disconnect them without the context of the alternatives.

Post a comment
[note: if you are replying to a specific comment, then click the reply link on that comment instead]

You must be logged in to comment on posts.

Posts of Import
4 More Years!
SE v2 Closed BETA
First Post
Subscriptions and Things
AskSE: What do you look like?

Karma Rankings