Health & Research

20 May 2016

European TPD battle – the tides are turning.

EU flagRecently, there has been quite a few reassuring news from the european TPD front. Does that mean there may be a future for vaping in Europe?

Polish government considers changing the upcoming regulations regarding the use of e-cigarettes in public, specifically lifting the proposed ban on vaping in public space.

“A change that could be introduced is limiting the restriction regarding the ban on e-cigarette use in public space. The ban on use of the e-cigarette was the initiative of the ministry. Such regulations are not forced by the EU directive” says dr Łukasz Balwicki from the Medical University of Gdańsk.

The directive in Poland in its current form would level e-cigarette users with traditional cigarette smokers in regards to public space vaping/ smoking, which may cause teenagers to move to traditional cigarette smoking instead. read more »

18 May 2016

Popcorn lung – the lies we have all been told and most of us believed.

butanodione/ diacetyl We have all read the articles foreseeing painful death to all vapers due to the horrible diacetyl present in e-liquids giving everybody “popcorn lung”.

During the research carried out by the National Institute of Health (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/behindtheheadlines/news/2015-12-08-flavouring-found-in-e-cigarettes-linked-to-popcorn-lung/), the “deadly” diacetyl was found to be present in amounts above the laboratory limit of detection in 39 of 51 e-liquids tested by National Institute of Health. The diacetyl content in tested e-liquids was ranging from the detection limit, up to 239 µg/e-cigarette.

If you read the above paragraph you could feel unsafe, some people would start worrying, some would panic. Unless you will do some more research on your own. Or simply keep reading. read more »

10 December 2015

E- liquid vapors “similar to air” in test results.

e- liquid vapors test

Viability of Human Airway cells during aerosol exposure. Copyright British American Tobacco Plc.

According to tests performed by British American Tobacco and tissue engineering firm MatTek Corp., the E-Cigarette vapor is no more dangerous to human airways and respiratory tissue than air.

The results were obtained using a combination of laboratory tests and VITROCELL smoking robot with MatTek EpiAirway tissue. Robot was used to inhale cigarette smoke, e- cigarette vapors and air through EpiAirway tissue to test the influence of smoke and vapor on human respiratory tissue. read more »

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