inhaling diacetyl, a chemical present in most e-cigarettes tested, can give users “popcorn lung”. Photo: Corbis

Flavouring chemical in e-cigarettes linked to severe respiratory disease

Diacetyl among three harmful compounds found in over 75 per cent of flavoured electronic cigarettes; in other research, male hormone gives women a better sense of direction

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inhaling diacetyl, a chemical present in most e-cigarettes tested, can give users “popcorn lung”. Photo: Corbis
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