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The Dirt on Diacetyl

The Benefit of Diacetyl-Free E-LiquidOne of the big buzzwords in the e-cig industry at the moment is Diacetyl. As in, diacetyl-free e-liquids are the preferred liquids to be vaping because diacetyl is a pretty sketchy additive.

So, if you’re not in the know, here is some useful info regarding it; what it is, why you may not want it in your liquids, and what it’s known to do! We feel that being an informed vaper is key to making the best decisions, and educating yourself is always to your benefit!

Recently, there was some media hype regarding this substance, and a slew of reports began promulgating all liquids as containing it. Of course, as to be expected with spin, these erroneous reports were shot down, particularly when liquids were tested on a British TV program, where the findings discovered only one of ten brands tested contained the substance. And, just for the record, EverSmoke liquids contain no diacetyl, so vape on on with confidence!

What is it?

Diacetyl is a flavor additive used in a variety of different foods, and it originates as a byproduct of the dairy industry. It is used to impart a buttery, or sweetish flavor. When eaten, it is considered to be generally safe, however, when inhaled into the lungs, it’s a different story altogether!

Why is it Dangerous?

Diacetyl becomes dangerous when it is heated and then inhaled into the lungs, consistently over extended time periods. Diacetyl is known to cause the dangerous lung disease, bronchiolitis obliterans, also known as “popcorn lung,” which inflames the bronchioles, obstructing the airflow, resulting in wheezing and a dry cough.

How to Avoid it:

If you’re interested in vaping with liquids that do not contain this lovely stuff, luckily, you probably won’t have a hard time deducing a brand that is committed to keeping diacetyl out of their liquids. For starters, EverSmoke contains no diacetyl, and we can attest (unbiasedly) to the delicious flavors offered in our cartridges.

Hype and hysteria my serve the purpose of bringing to light issues that of great importance to the public, however, facts are always a necessity. E-cigarette myths are always abundant, so reading between the lines is really important. While diacetyl may be found out there in other brands’ liquids, and even though it’s got some pretty negative connotations attached to it, it can (and should) be avoided. The simple solution? EverSmoke!

Go For Safety, Go With Vapor

Electronic cigarettes vs. regular cigarettes can be debated in a multitude of ways. While a tobacco cig smoker can really only know so much about e-cigs without actually trying them, if you compare the facts, one on one, you will see the amazing ways that vapor is becoming the new smoke.

Why are e-cigarettes better? Well, for starters, they contain no tobacco and produce no smoke. Not a tiny bit of it. They were designed to create a smoke-free experience, and allow users to get the benefit of nicotine in a manner almost identical to tobacco, without all the hangups.

How are they safer? For starters, simply by being smokeless makes them safer. Take away the smoke, and you instantly remove the tar. EverSmoke, known for being a leader in the industry for our exceptional quality, uses only the best ingredients, of which there are still not that many in our electronic cigarette cartridges. Therefore, without question the thousands of chemicals that are contained in cigarettes and cigarette filters are never added, and never need to be added. All the carcinogenic properties are not included, and not available to cause problems. Tobacco tar is one of the most harmful aspects of traditional cigarettes, causing decay within the mouth, and  building up in the lungs. Of the countless chemicals that are in tobacco cigarettes, among them are ammonia, formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide: all known to be deadly.

What do you think? If you were making a decision to smoke electronically or traditionally, considering safety what do you think would be the safer way to go? While an occasional tobacco cig every so often, or a little exposure to second hand smoke may pose no threat, continuous, daily, habitual, repetitive use is more often than not, a serious impediment to one’s health. Vapor cigarettes are clean, and they leave behind not a trace of scent or remnants. And it’s effects are glorious! E-smokers are usually quite thrilled, once they’ve replaced their tobacco because they notice how much cleaner their environments are, how much cleaner they feel. Really, see for yourself, why vapor is safer!