There is a gray area surrounding the E Cigarette, the FDA and Health Canada will not stand behind this product because it has some questionable chemicals and effects to the human body. The manufacturer says it is safe, but there is no independent studies to verify the manufacturers claim, the chemicals and their claims are as follows:
ELIQUID- is a solution used in an electronic cigarette, ingredients are a mixture of Propylene Glycol, and Vegatable Glycerin. Some may also contain small amounts of food grade alcohol, and distilled water.
Propylene Glycol- is a food grade chemical used in a large number of applications as an additive in cosmetics, medicines, and food products.
Diacetyl- naturally occurs in many types of alcohol
Acetoin- is similar to Diacetyl
Propylene Glycol- possible reactions are, warming, tingly or burning sensation in your mouth ,tongue, also a slight irritating effect when inhaled.
Vegetable Glycerin- possible reactions are feeling heavy with flem, and or liquid build up in the lungs,and or irritation in your throat, lungs, or mouth.
Diacetyl and Acetoin that are with the list of ingredients, however they say due to the potentially harmful chemical, due to this we ensure that our flavors are free of Acetoin as well as Diacetyl.
Diacetyl and Acetoin- studies in recent years have shown that exposure to the vapors created when Diacetyl is heated can increase the risk of bronchiolitis obliterans which is a very serious lung disease. These products have not been approved to be safe by Health Canada or the FDA it is suggested to use at your own risk.
The opinion is from the E- cigarette manufacturer, they say they are not liable for any harm or damage caused by their product.We would think that there is a problem when the manufacturer will not stand behind their product.
Health Canada released a 400 word notice in 2009, it stated that the E- cigarettes fall under the FDA, all products with in the scope of this act requires market authorization from Health Canada. Six years later responding to Vice’s questions about the legality of E cigarettes the spokes person repeated these claims E cigarettes including E liquids that contain any nicotine, or have a health claim with in the scope for the FDA and requires approval to be imported and sold in Canada.
Canadian E cigarette companies say that health Canada is wrong, just because the government entity says something is illegal doesn’t mean it is. Canadian E cigarette market could be worth 150 million says Sweanor an Ottawa law professor, investment banks suggest that global sales in 2015 reached 6.5 billion, up from around 1.9 billion in 2012.
Groovy grape like most liquids vaporized in E cigarettes was a solution of vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol and varying amounts of nicotine. Little is known of the long term effects of these substances, however chemical diacetyl used in a flavoring agent can not be good for the body.
The CDC and NIOSH linked the inhalation of diacetyl to a desease colloquially known as popcorn lung, for eight workers who contracted the rare malady after working in a Missouri popcorn plant, the medical name is broonchiolitis obliterans.
This develops when an irritant inflames the bronchiole, the tiny passage which allows air flow through the nose and mouth to the lungs. As healing begins scar tissue builds up further obstructing the flow of air. The damage is irreversible by 2004 four out of the eight originally diagnosed workers were on lung transplantation lists. In 2013 the CDC cited diacetyl for at least five deaths and hundreds injured from respiratory damage. we are aware that they do not give us all of the facts or disclose the true amount of deaths.