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Vaping Dangers

Diacetyl is dangerous and banned in many countries. It should not be in e-cigarettes. If you’re suffering from serious lung problems, we can help.


Vaping Dangers - Diacetyl in E-Cigarettes - Vaping Lawsuit - Popcorn Lung


Diacetyl is a compound that can be found in e-cigarettes. It imparts a buttery or butterscotch flavor that can enhance the experience of using an e-cigarrete or vape-pen. Guess what? It’s also banned in over 28 countries in Europe. Why? Because the inhalation of this chemical can cause serious and detrimental health defects to your lungs. In some cases, it can even lead to death. But if this chemical is extremely deadly, then why is it allowed in vape-pens?

Tobbacco and e-cigarette companies want to make money. They need you to be hooked on their products, and nicotine goes a long way to ensuring that you’re chemically bound to their products. But if that isn’t enough, they also want to fool you into thinking that what you are inhaling tastes interesting or good. Diacetyl helps with that. It gives a buttery or even candy-like butterscotch flavor that will keep you hooked and keep you using. Diacetyl is dangerous, and even deadly. There is no confusion regarding that. You may be more familiar with microwave popcorn workers dying from exposure to diacetyl. This was way back in 2007.

If Diacetyl was known to be dangerous in 2007, why was it allowed to be used in vape pens and vaping flavors? Greed, plain and simple. Vaping Companies and E-cigarette companies want you to be hooked and to stay hooked to their product.

Other Dangers of Vaping: heavy metals and formaldehyde

Many harmful trace metals have also been discovered in e-cigarettes. Most e-cigarettes produce an aerosol by heating an e-liquid with a metal coil. The heating element in e-cigarettes emits tiny particles, sometimes including metals, which can lodge themselves deep into the lungs and get absorbed into the body’s circulatory system. Nickel, chromium, cadium, tin, aluminum, silica and lead have all been observed and are potential carcinogens. A 2018 study found that the metals associated with these heating coils were leaching into the liquid solution and into the bodies of people inhaling them. Chronic exposure to such metals has been linked to lung, liver, heart and brain damage, and may also depress immune function and increase cancer risk.

Additionally, while flavoring liquids can vary from e-liquid to e-liquid, propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) are essentially universal. These are considered non-toxic when ingested, but may be toxic when inhaled. When PG/VG is heated, it can become oxidized to produce carbonyl compounds, such as glyoxal, acrolein, acetaldehyde, and formaldehyde, a cancer-causing substance.

Here is an article detailing the dangers of inhaling Glycerin while vaping. This young woman was put into a medically induced coma because her lungs became filled with fat particles that started growing in her lungs after vaping every day for 3 years. The fat particles were directly linked to glycerin which can be found in vape juice. Like many others, she thought vaping was a safe alternative to smoking. It is not, it is dangerous, and now known to be deadly.

Vaping seems to be capable of causing a variety of injury patterns in the lung. This reflects the large number of different chemicals involved, which may have variable pathological effects.

Facts alone don’t help you get better, and now you’re suffering from a serious lung illness or disease because of the greed of these companies. What can you do? What should you do? Burger Law is an aggressive and dedicated Personal Injury Law Firm that fights for the full and complete compensation of its clients. We never accept anything less than the maximum you deserve, and we will fight to make sure that the companies or corporations that harmed you won’t be able to do it again. We can fight for your health, and we can make sure that your e-cigarette lawsuit claim or diacetyl lawsuit claim is taken seriously and litigated to the fullest extent of the law. Call or contact our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don’t charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your Vaping Lawsuit.

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Diacetyl and Vaping – Is it Dangerous?

Diacetyl is dangerous. This is an agreed-upon fact. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stated that exposure to the chemical should be extremely limited to protect the health of workers. If workers can’t be over-exposed to the chemical, would you think it is safe to inhale and put directly inside your body?

You may be thinking, “Well that’s just one study, that doesn’t mean anything.” You would be wrong. There have been many different studies linking diacetyl to serious and detrimental health defects and diseases that absolutely devastate your lungs. Here is a short list:

Diacetyl is Dangerous and You should have been warned about Inhaling it

Diacetyl is dangerous, that’s not a disputed fact. So now that you know how dangerous it is, what can you do? You’re sick, you’re suffering, and you need help. Even if you aren’t the one sick, maybe a loved one or child is suffering, you can still help them get the care and recovery they deserve. So what are your options?

It’s important to remember the vaping was sold and marketed as a safe alternative to cigarettes. This was a lie, plain and simple. Vaping manufacturers knew what they were doing, they knew in 2007 that Diacetyl was dangerous, and they decided to put the chemical in vaping products anyway because it made the products taste better. They didn’t care about your health, they only cared about their profits.

Now it’s time for you and your family to get the legal representation you deserve. Our Personal Injury Lawyers have taken on massive corporations before, and even state governments. We know how to fight the large corporations and make sure that you get 100% of what you are owed so that you can get better. We can and will fight for you. Call or contact our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don’t charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your Vaping Lawsuit.

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