Propylene glycol and electronic cigarette

With the constant increase in consumer e-cigarettes, the product range is more extensive and more questions and more. One of the questions that comes up very regularly is the question of propylene glycol and its possible health effects.

For the moment the question divided. The subject is far from being neutral with respect to certain actors tobacco , pharmaceutical industry or governments, there is confrontation of experts who have opinions sometimes very opposite. Therefore not easy for the consumer to position and the question is not yet fully resolved. We must not forget that for the moment the use of the electronic cigarette is not considered and recognized as a medical method to stop smoking. One can easily imagine the economic issues that are being played … So what about propylene glycol ?

Propylene glycol, what is it?

Propylene glycol and the cigarette L’un e – liquid component is propylene glycol . It is the subject of many questions from consumers of e- cigarettes and other . Behind it a bit complicated, there is a little chemistry : propane -1, 2 – diol from the group of alcohols.

This chemical compound is used in particular in cosmetics for makeup, shampoo, deodorant … It is also found in some drugs such as syrups.

Yes good inhale is it dangerous?

In food, propylene glycol is present in many foods labeled as “E1520″ and “E490″. It is used as an emulsifier for example sauces . It is found in products containing flavorings such as yoghurt, jam solvent. Inhalation is safe.