Study Finds Flavoring Chemicals Linked To Lung Disease In Many E-Cigarettes

(December 11, 2015, 1:10 PM EST) -- BOSTON — Flavoring chemicals, including diacetyl, which has been linked to respiratory disease, were present in 92 percent of electronic cigarettes and refill liquids tested by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, according to a study released Dec. 8 in Environmental Health Perspectives.

(Study available. Document #04-151216-010S.)

Diacetyl was detected above the “laboratory limit of detection” in 39, or 76.1 percent, of the 51 flavors tested. High levels of 2,3-pentanedione and acetoin were detected in 23 and 46, respectively, of the 51...
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