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  1. Forty-Two Chemicals Identified in Electronic Cigarettes ✔= exposure can be especially harmful to the health. Chemicals in red are emitted in secondhand smoke. 2-butanone (MEK) 2-furaldehyde Acetaldehyde ✔ Acetic acid Acetone ✔ Acrolein ✔ Aluminum Barium Benzene ✔ Boron Butanal Butyl hydroxyl toluene Cadmium ✔ Chromium ✔ Copper Crotonaldehyde Diethylene Glycol ✔ Formaldehyde ✔ Glyoxal Iron Isoprene ✔ Lead ✔ Limonene m,p-Xyelen Magnesium Manganese Nickel ✔ Nicotine ✔ N-Nitrosonornicotine ✔ o-Methylbenzaldehyde ✔ p,m-Xylene Phenol ✔ Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons ✔ Potassium Propanal ✔ Propylene Glycol ✔ Sulfur Tin ✔ Toluene ✔ Valeraldehyde Zinc Zirconium
  2. E-cigarette Basics E-cigarettes are devices that heat a liquid into an aerosol that the user inhales. The liquid usually has nicotine and flavoring in it, and other additives. The nicotine in e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes is addictive. E-cigarettes are considered tobacco products because most of them contain nicotine, which comes from tobacco. Besides nicotine, e-cigarettes can contain harmful and potentially harmful ingredients, including: ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs flavorants such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to serious lung disease volatile organic compounds heavy metals, such as nickel, tin, and lead The vapor from electronic cigarettes contains two previously unidentified chemicals that can cause cancer, according to a new study. The new research, published in Environmental Science & Technology, also shows that levels of harmful chemicals vary between e-cigs. Researchers in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory used two different electronic cigarettes and simulated vaping at different battery power settings. Then they analyzed the e-cigs’ vapor. They found that the vaporizers released 31 harmful chemicals, including two possibly cancer-causing compounds that had never been previously found in e-cig vapor. The amount of chemicals produced varied, based on the temperature at which liquids are "vaporized" by the device’s "heating coil." The higher the temperature inside the coil, the higher the amount of chemicals emitted. E-cigs with one heating coil instead of two also released higher chemical levels, probably because two coils better distribute the heat between them, which means their temperatures don’t climb quite as high. E-CIGS RELEASED 31 HARMFUL CHEMICALS Previous studies had already shown that e-cigarettes contain toxic chemicals. In 2009, the FDA warned that some e-cigs contain diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze. And in 2015, a study showed that aerosols from e-cigs contain formaldehyde, another carcinogen. Some of these chemicals are also found in cigarette smoke. An e-cig with only one heating coil operated at 3.8 volts was found to emit 0.46 micrograms of acrolein — a severe eye and respiratory irritant — per puff in the first five puffs, while the coil was heating up. But when the heat got steady, the e-cig emitted much more: 8.7 micrograms per puff. The amount of acrolein released is still much less than a regular cigarette, which delivers 400 to 650 micrograms. About 20 puffs on an e-cigarette release 90 to 100 micrograms in comparison. "Advocates of e-cigarettes say emissions are much lower than from conventional cigarettes, so you’re better off using e-cigarettes," Berkeley Lab researcher and study co-author Hugo Destaillats said in a statement. "I would say, that may be true for certain users — for example, long time smokers that cannot quit — but the problem is, it doesn’t mean that they’re healthy. Chemical emissions also changed based on the e-cig’s battery voltage. The higher the voltage, the higher the temperature in the coil — and the heat meant higher chemical amounts were released. Emissions also varied based on how long the e-cig had been used. The longer it was used, the higher the level of chemicals it released, including formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein — which are all carcinogens or respiratory irritants. That’s because chemical residue was accumulated on or near the heating coil. As this residue was heated up, it released even more chemicals. The researchers also analyzed two chemicals often used as solvents in e-cigs: propylene glycol and glycerin. Both are used to make artificial smoke, though little is known about whether it’s safe to heat and inhale them. The researchers found that the solvents created 31 harmful chemicals, including propylene oxide and glycidol, both of which are probable carcinogens. These two chemicals has never been reported in e-cigs before. This is possibly because e-cigarettes are relatively new compared to traditional cigarettes, which have been studied for more than 50 years. THE USE OF E-CIGARETTES HAS SPIKED The use of e-cigarettes has spiked: the percentage of US adults who smoke e-cigs rose to 8.5 percent in 2013 from 3.3 percent in 2010. And in 2014, nearly 13 percent of adults said they tried electronic cigarettes, according to the CDC. Though some experts think e-cigs are a good alternative for regular cigarette smokers, health officials are particularly concerned about how popular vapes are among teenagers. Many e-cigs contain nicotine and could expose children to the addictive chemical. In 2015, three million American teens used e-cigs. (In May, the FDA finally banned e-cig sales to minors.) But much more research is needed to actually understand how harmful they are. The paper’s goal was to learn more about the risks of e-cigarettes, so that manufacturers, users, and regulators can try to minimize the harm the electronic cigarettes pose. "Understanding how these compounds are formed is very important," Destaillats said. "One reason is for regulatory purposes, and the second is, if you want to manufacture a less harmful e-cigarette, you have to understand what the main sources of these carcinogens are."
  3. You're not listening. The vast majority of tabacco related lung cancer deaths are in the 50 to 70 age group, after 30 to 40 years of puffing. Vape also has known carcinogens,, fact, but the scientific community cannot fully evaluate the impact to health as the timeline for this new product is still far too short. The vape deaths thus far have ndeed identified the vit E as part of this new lung disease, but none can rule out that the actual cause is from the other additives commonly found in all vape products. The fact is, the are carcinogens in vape products, vit E or not, but as I said, the risk is all yours, but ffs, keep it to yourself. That would be a responsible vaper in having consideration of for others. Then there would be no issue.
  4. Not at all, but I am chokin. Just popping outside for a quick puff, much to the disappointment of my good lady, who is an anti smoking terrorist.
  5. Likewise. Just when you think it can't get any worse, it does. There is no understanding of these bastards. Just utter scum, that you wouldn't tire of beating up every last fucking one of them.
  6. Seriously happy with this. The more of his ilk around the place the better. What they've got rubs off on others and improves them. Those coming through and those not so gifted, it must be a dream working along side them. It certainly appears that he has a positive influence on Alfie. Whether an arm around the shoulder, or someone to look up to in learning the game and how to handle yourself just can't be bad and we have all seen the improvement. Just gives a good vibe around the players and the club, far less the goals he scores. Sixteen with not so much game time shows his value.
  7. No matter how anyone tries to dress it up, the thumb is scum and every cunt knows it. Just another glowing example of taig, but their hatred of us takes priority over what is right and true.
  8. Smokng is deadly, as vaping has now been proven deadly. Fact. To state that when someone vapes you can see the air they breath is utter nonsence and borne out of ignorance. What you do see is bad enough, but what you don't see is worse obviously. Unless you have the power of a microscope as eyesight, you cannot see something that is airborne at a molecular level. The vapour that you do see is the boiled liquid and toxic residue interacting with a colder environment. That contains carcinogens enough along with other toxins, so where the fuck do they áll go? That's right, they don't go away and evaporate into nothing. The majority of which having already lodged in your airways and lungs. The ignorance was in promoting a product that everyone new contained proven carcinogens and chose to ignore the fact that as a new product, the timeline of it's use was negligible in being able to adequately assess the long term effects of it's use. The consequence of it's use is now fully proven, ie can result in death. This is another product where you pays your moneyand takes your chances. I have absolutely no problems with anyone smoking tobacco or vaping. Just don't fuckng do it in public spaces where others can be exposed to such deadly toxins. If I had a wish to die I sure as hell would want it to be by my hand in my time and not by some fucking ignoramus too deluded to understand that what they are doing can kill them. Now carcinogens aside, then there is the fucking smell. Therein lies the only bullshit and intolerance in willfully exposing others to it. 70% of tobacco smokers die of smoking related illness. The death rate amongst vapers has yet to be established as the timeline to fully establish it with any accuracy has not yet been reached, but the link has indeed been clearly established. You want to kill yourself and yours, fine, but do it around you and yours in your own space and don't contaminate my fucking oxygen. Common sense is not a trait that the ignorant and the deluded are blessed with.
  9. Popcorn lung I think they called it. Fucking horrendous. The yanks will have it all shutdown because of the lawsuits to follow. Then it will be us next. The NHS stupidly backed this shite as being safer than fags when there was absolutely no evidence, it being a new product.
  10. Vaping is simply fucking bad for you and will be under all the same bans as fags pretty soon. You'd think a fucking steam train was coming at you the way some use it. It's full of carcinogens, albeit less than the fags and then there's the new lung disease from it as found in the US. The days of the free use of vapes are coming to an end and thank fuck for that.
  11. Hartson is scum His club are scum. Their support are scum. A thousand plagues on each and everyone of them.
  12. 🎼 Henderson, McMillan, Miller, Brand and Davy Wilson too.🎼 A true legend. Happy Birthday Wullie. WATP!
  13. Flanagan along with several others are not of the quality that we need, but we need to make do to take this title. For the the less than gifted stepping in, it's keep it simple and the others to take up the slack and create. We cannot expect the less than gifted to do what they are not capable of. The gifted need to dig deeper. As long as the mind set is right, there is no reason for us not to continue with winning ways all the way to the end of the season, no matter who steps in for injuries or suspension.
  14. The haters will hate. Do not expect a fair hearing no matter the evidence. Their bias in nauseating, but unsurprising and the only way to to get back at them and silence them is by taking that title.
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