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Warpy

(111,831 posts)
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 08:12 PM Dec 2020

Liquid e-cigarette flavorings measurably injure lungs

Known for their appetizing flavors, such as bubblegum, banana and strawberry, e-cigarettes continue to grow in popularity around the world. Promoted by makers as a "healthy" alternative to regular tobacco cigarettes, researchers are finding e-cigarettes, or vaping, still result in injury to the lungs.
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Combined, the researchers said the data suggests people who use flavored e-cigarettes are damaging their lungs every time they vape. Among the most toxic: chemical profiles for some chocolate and banana flavors.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-12-liquid-e-cigarette-flavorings-lungs.html

Posting for information on flavorings, mostly.

One big caveat: this study detected inflammatory proteins, not gross physical damage. The proteins signaled that damage would lilely occur over time. Also, no comparison was done to the nasty shit in smoke, so the question of relative harm was ignored.

So for now, vape 'em if you must, just consider eating bananas and chocolates instead of inhaling them.

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