All electronic cigarettes emit harmful chemicals, and levels of those toxic compounds are affected by factors such as temperature, type and age of the device, a new study finds.
In laboratory tests, scientists found that the heat-related breakdown of propylene glycol and glycerin -- two solvents found in most e-cigarette liquids -- causes emissions of toxic chemicals such as acrolein, acetaldehyde and formaldehyde.
All three are either respiratory irritants or carcinogens, the investigators said.
The researchers also found that levels of harmful chemicals in e-cigarette vapor increase between the first few puffs and later puffs as the device gets hotter, and with each use of the device.
The new study was published July 27 in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
"Advocates of e-cigarettes say emissions are much lower than from conventional cigarettes, so you're better off using e-cigarettes," study corresponding author Hugo Destaillats said in a Berkeley news release.
"I would say, that may be true for certain users -- for example, long-time smokers that cannot quit -- but the problem is, it doesn't mean that they're healthier.
Regular cigarettes are super unhealthy. E-cigarettes are just unhealthy," he explained. The FDA will start regulating e-cigarettes like tobacco on August 8, 2016.
Initially we saw young men and women standing out on the streets using these devices like a prop in
They were as if on a stage in a performance.
They would ceremoniously take a long puff and then lift their heads and slowly expel these massive amounts of smoke like vapor into the air.
You would get the feeling that you just observed an act in a play of some sort.
But all that changed as older folks took up the habit.
Now it is common place to see "vapers" all over.
No longer do we see the "peacock" vap effect from people using them.
I have a close friend who once worked at a cell phone company, he was the peacock of peacocks with his cell phone like most early adopters of the technology were.
They would use them publicly, walking back and forth, like all important people, peacocking their phone usage for all to see.
Now, today even children are using cell phones and it has become no big deal.
We humans can be so vain when it comes to new fads and early adoption of things, don't you think?...
Hey did you know that the iPhone is the most popular thing of all time?
Apple announced Wednesday that it has sold more than one billion iPhones.
To understand the magnitude of the milestone, Asymco's Horace Dediu has compiled a list of the best-selling products across several categories.
VW Beetle 21.5 million;
Toyota Corolla 43 million;
Thriller 70 million;
vehicle: Honda Super Cub 87 million;
book title: Lord of the Rings 150 million;
toy: Rubik's Cube 350 million;
game console: Playstation 382 million;
book series: Harry Potter Series 450 million;
mobile phone: iPhone 1 billion.
The iPhone is not only the best-selling mobile phone but also the best selling music player, the best-selling camera, the best-selling video screen and the best-selling computer of all time.
It is, quite simply, the best-selling product of all time.
It is that because it is so much more than a product.
It is an enabler for change.
It unleashed forces which we are barely able to perceive, let alone control.
It changed the world because it changed us.
And it did all that in less than nine years.
Who are we told in the Bible has such power upon this earth to give to others?
Matthew Chapter four:
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.
9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan!
For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”
Interesting that Jesus doesn't dispute Satan's claim or ability to give him "all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor."
Steve Jobs admits to using LSD to seek ideas.
Quote from Steve Jobs to New York Times reporter John Markoff, who interviewed him for his 2005 book What the Doormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer.
Speaking about his youthful experiments with psychedelics, Jobs said, "Doing LSD was one of the two or three most important things I have done in my life."
He was hardly alone among computer scientists in his appreciation of hallucinogenics and their capacity to liberate human thought from the prison of the mind.
Jobs even let drop that Microsoft's Bill Gates would "be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once."
Apple's mantra was"Think different." Jobs did.
And he credited his use of LSD as a major reason for his success.
One can only wonder what he saw while on LSD and what he had agreed to and to whom...
Curiously on another note:John Lennon attributed the Beatles’ album Revolver to the group’s acid use.
The Rolling Stones