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What are Diketones? Should we be concerned about inhalation safety?

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Diacetyl is a chemical largely used in the flavour manufacturing industry to simulate a "buttery" or "creamy" taste. Diacetyl is part of a group of chemicals called Diketones. This group of chemicals also includes Acetoin and Acetyl Propionyl. Under certain conditions, Acetoin and Acetyl Propionyl can form trace amounts of Diacetyl. There has been a massive boom of vapers talking about Diacetyl in eliquid and it's potential harm over the last few years - rightfully so. We should absolutely be concerned about what exactly we are inhaling. The fear around diacetyl comes from a case in the 1990’s where a group...

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