The media totally exaggerated this Harvard study on the risk of popcorn lung from E-cigarettes.Even though there are some health hazards associated with vaping, cigarette smokers are still switching over to e-cigarettes as a safer option.The man was compensated million dollars after a court ruled in his favor.This chemical diacetyl was proven to be harmful over a decade ago, however the chemical is still used as a flavoring today.
More recently however a man in Colorado sued a popcorn company after he developed bronchiolitis obliterans (“Popcorn lung”) after eating two bags of microwaved popcorn every day for 10 years.
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,” said study co-author David Christiani, Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics.
Even without much testing on vaping and an unregulated industry vaping could be a much healthier alternative to cigarettes.
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.
This however does not mean that vaping is completely safe.