Vitamin E acetate in e-cigarette additives can not only damage the lungs, but also convert into toxic chemical mixtures, a new study has found. The team from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin said vitamin E acetate has the potential to produce highly toxic vinyl ketone sin.
The study’ lead authors, Dan Wu and Donna O’Shea, are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study found that heating vitamin E acetate can produce carcinogenic olefins and benzene, which are widely known in the medical field as having adverse effects on the human body.
In other words, heating or mixing vitamin E acetate alone produces many toxic and carcinogenic compounds. While further research is needed to determine the potential pathology of these compounds’ interactions in the lungs, blood, etc., it is certain that burning and inhaling these substances are of great harm to the human body.
“There is a high probability that individual components in e-cigarette oil will have an unexpected chemical reaction,” Dan Woo and Donna O’Shea wrote in the paper. As the public increasingly considers e-cigarettes to be harmless, there is a need for more publicity and scientific guidance. “