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    E-Cigarette Liquids Linked to Lung Disease

    That’s a drag. A Harvard study found diacetyl, a chemical linked to the irreversible respiratory disease bronchiolitis obliterans — commonly known as “popcorn lung” — in 75 percent of e-cigarette refill liquids. The study’s authors examined 51 types of flavored liquids, and in addition to dangerous levels of diacetyl, they found two other “high priority” compounds that pose serious risks of lung disease. The findings could be a major buzzkill for industry lobbyists, who have so far been successful at keeping the FDA out of the growing vaping market.

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