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Sleazy propaganda re diacetyl in e-cigs

Discussion in 'Media and General News' started by CarolT, Feb 17, 2015.

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  1. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    NW Ohio US
    That pretty much confirms my view. When you say it conveys the 'idea' of a must - you're saying it is actually different than a 'must'.
     
  2. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    NW Ohio US
    In legal, I agree. It's all throughout Obamacare. But what if it said 'should' :)
     
  3. AndriaD

    AndriaD Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2014
    LawrencevilleGA
    No, not really, since conveying something's meaning is what defines a word. It's a shade more polite than 'must,' is all. That's what I mean about English being so weird; it has all these different words that convey the same or similar meaning, with only minute, fractional, hair-splitting differences in those meanings. Perhaps that's *why* English has come to be the proverbial "lingua franca" -- it's easy for politicians and other con artists to say one thing and have everyone believe they've said something completely different.

    Andria

    PS -- I keep forgetting my main point about the two words! :facepalm: "Must" is a coercive word; "should" is a moralistic word. THAT is the hair-splitting difference between them.
     
  4. caramel

    caramel Vaping Master

    Dec 23, 2014
    That would be a Republic......
     
  5. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    NW Ohio US
    :lol: :thumb:
     
  6. BigEgo

    BigEgo Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2013
    Alabama
    The question is how much diaceytl do we as vapers inhale per day? Dr. F. supposes it is 10 to 100 times less than the conservative NIOSH occupational standards. NIOSH responded to him and doubted his claim that analogs have diacetyl in them at all (Dr. F. responded by citing more studies to back his case). NIOSH also claimed he should not be extrapolating their recommendations for employees to e-cig users, but he responded by basically saying that's the only measuring stick available.

    I don't think diacetyl in itself is a problem in e-cigs now. Many vendors have taken it out of their juices. However, other diketones can still be a problem and I suspect many juice vendors simply switched one diketone for another. That's not to mention what other "unknowns" there are in the myriad of flavors we inhale. It is suspected that workers in flavoring plants may be exposed to many possible harmful chemicals that may contribute to lung diseases. Diacetyl and AP may be just 2 of many.

    One study done on analog cigarettes points out that the diacetyl levels found in the smoke is much higher than the NIOSH recommendations for factory workers. They note that people who smoke (but don't work in such environments) never contract "popcorn lung" even though they are exposed to diacetyl (and AP) in much higher amounts than NIOSH recommends. Their conclusion is that perhaps it is not the diacetyl at all that's causing popcorn lung but some other unknown or "confounding factor" that is in the air in these flavoring/popcorn/coffee plants. In other words, it is a mixture of chemicals and not the diacetyl or AP by themselves.

    Even though most of the BO sufferers were smokers too, some weren't. The article linked in the OP's post provides interviews with several such people. We also know of the guy who "inhaled" the fumes from his bag of microwavable popcorn every day for years. He also ended up with BO. This means one of three things:

    1) Pierce et al were wrong in their findings. Their samples were corrupt, their equipment was off, there was a methodological flaw somewhere, etc. This seems unlikely as there are other studies that show the presence of diacetyl in analogs.

    2) The NIOSH recommendations are way too conservative. In other words, humans can in fact inhale a lot more diacetyl without (severe) adverse effects. If diacetyl by itself is the culprit, this means that the manufacturing plants must have had huge quantities of diacetyl in the air -- much more than one can get from decades of smoking.

    3) Diacetyl or AP in themselves are not the problem, but are confounding factors (i.e. mix them up with the right chemicals and the resulting chemical cocktail becomes dangerous).

    For our sake, I hope #2 is the right answer. If it's #3, then we are left to ask if diacetyl and AP alone don't cause BO, then what does?
     
  7. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    NW Ohio US
    I won't get into arguing 'convey' vs. 'define' but this last is no 'hair splitting difference'. The implications of 'must' results in force (if not followed). The implication of the should has no such result other than as you say - perhaps a moral judgment. Big difference there. Of course, there must be someone who has the authority to carry out the 'must' - ie gov't. Whereas Dr. F. doesn't have such authority. Whether he would like to or not, is another question.
     
  8. Woofer

    Woofer Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 8, 2014
    PA, SK, CA
    Wow this thread seems humorous in spots.

    I don't recall Dr F ever saying anything other then diacetyl/acetyl propylene/diketones were an avoidable risk.
    Perhaps I missed reading something.
     
  9. skoony

    skoony Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 31, 2013
    saint paul,mn,usa
    that's what he said.
    mike
     
  10. caramel

    caramel Vaping Master

    Dec 23, 2014
  11. Jman8

    Jman8 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    Wisconsin
    You must reread what Dr. F. said

    ...otherwise, um, force will come to you, and um, some sort of punishment will result.
     
  12. Woofer

    Woofer Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 8, 2014
    PA, SK, CA
    :lol: Spoken like a true shaman! Thank you for the warning. :)
     
  13. AndriaD

    AndriaD Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2014
    LawrencevilleGA
    Have we beaten the diacetyl dead horse sufficiently yet? :lol:

    deadhorse.jpg

    Andria
     
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