Vaping has become the new “healthier” alternative to smoking. However, new evidence published today by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) says that vaping may not be as healthy as you think. The researchers analyzing the liquid known as “e-juice” have found a chemical called acetals in the liquid. When the e-cigarette or vape is heated up, it produces this chemical and it could end up irritating or even damaging your airways.
Who Does This Affect?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that over 3 million young Americans use vapes. These people could be exposing themselves to this irritating compound daily. The research at Yale and Duke suggests that it can end up damaging your lungs. The study looked at eight specific flavors of JUUL liquids. The study was made to build off a previous study that took a look at other e-liquid brands.
What Is This Chemical Found in Juul Pods?
Acetals can actually be found in a lot of food we eat. The chemical is used to perfume and flavor commercial food products. Some are considered harmful, but most are considered safe to eat and touch. However, not a whole lot is known about Acetals when they are inhaled. Especially when they are being inhaled by vaping products. While the Acetals we get in food is small, the amount in e-liquid is much higher. You are breathing in and inhaling flavoring compounds at a level that was not intended.
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