Professor Nathan Hnatiuk, left, instructs one of his students during the research of e-cigarettes at Cedarville University. (Photo by Scott Huck,Cedarville University)
According to a 2015 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional cigarettes as the most commonly used tobacco product among high school students.
A group of four students at Cedarville University began researching the chemical compounds in two brands of e-cigarette flavoring in January to see if they contain harmful ingredients. A previous study at Marquette University found that e-cigarette flavorings, commonly called “juice,” contain harmful ingredients such as diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione–both have been linked to lung disease.
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Weinstein, Mark D., "Depending on Brand of “Juice” E-Cigarettes Pose Risks" (2016). News Releases. 286.