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Old 11-15-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: NJ
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pg - vg - peg
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Originally Posted by nightcrawler View Post
I don't even think it is the actual tobacco, which has been around for centuries, I think now, it is all the added chemicals in the cigs. Aren't they now fire safe or something to that effect where they go "out" after a while, so then that is another chemical added......I remember seeing an old Aunts coffee table with cig burns, lucky she never set the house on fire.....scary,

but what is in these vapors? How are they made? If it is man made and not natural, which they aren't, I wouldn't inhale it.
I would think it is better to stop smoking all together, than to do these E things. oh well....
Yes, they added FS chemicals to cigarettes a few years ago so they could self-extinguish.

Propylene Glycol is used to create vapor from e-liquid. Vegetable Glycerin is also added to PG in the manufacturing of e-liquid.

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Propylene Glycol
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PG has been used for decades as an excipient in inhalable medicines. Some of its common uses are in asthma inhalers, in the nebulizers used by lung transplant patients, and inhalable treatments for patients with lung diseases. It is used in inhalation therapies for patients with the most delicate lung conditions and in the most fragile health.
Vegetable Glycerin
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There is less research on inhalation. It is thought to be less inert than PG, and to be treated by the body as a complex carbohydrate - that is, metabolized by being broken down into carbohydrates then used/excreted. However, Dow Chemical make all grades of all these products, and advise that their pharma grade synthetic glycerine is the best choice of all their products for inhalation, and it is supplied to pharmaceutical companies for that purpose. Glycerine is therefore used as the base for inhalable medicines and has multiple licences for inhalation.
E-cigarettes are intended for smokers and not for anyone who is not a smoker. There is no reason for a non-smoker to start vaping. Too early to tell if vaping affects wrinkles, IMHO smoking does, as does over-exposure to the sun.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: SW France
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The nicotine from cigarettes paralyses the cilary action of hairs lining the airways meaning that particles stay within the lungs.

I used to work with diseased human lung from smokers and without going into all the gory details it was very unpleasant to see.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Years ago there was an advertising campaign in Australia showing the effects of smoking on twins.. and of course it destroys the skin... not only that but teeth become slack from the gums , and losing teeth is also not a good look..
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:46 PM
 
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smoke is not good for health because smoking to occurs many deseases in our body.
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