Watching a live broadcast by Jai Haze on YouTube of a vaping industry trade show we see a Haze and a haze in the indoor air there.
I think “I wonder what does that haze consist of chemically as compared to familiar cigarette smoke haze?”
It’s mostly vegetable glycerine.
Glycerol (/ˈɡlɪsərɒl/; (also called glycerine or glycerin) is a simple polyol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. The glycerol backbone is found in all lipids known as triglycerides. It is widely used in the food industry as a sweetener and humectant and in pharmaceutical formulations.
So basically it is a haze of vegetable oil.
Anytime you cook with vegetable oil in your kitchen you might notice a similar haze.
FDA and other hucksters might try to convince the public that this haze is toxic by quoting biased studies, which the bottom line of all of this is control, taxation, regulation, and keeping their lucrative jobs.
Throw this in their faces during public comment periods, when they regulate vegetable oil smoke in the home and business because they claim it’s toxic maybe then we can discuss vaping being toxic to humans.
Then again, the concentrations ARE DIFFERENT. In vaping the user would typically breath in 100’s of times the amount they would during cooking.
Someone who has any sensitivity to vegetable oil “smoke” might find that these “clouds” of vapor are irritating. Thus indoor vaping bans might be valid although annoying for vapers, yet the difference between cigarette smoke and vaping is worlds away.
OII – Or Is It
The other ingredient of vaping liquids is propylene glycol.
“The acute oral toxicity of propylene glycol is very low, and large quantities are required to cause perceptible health damage in humans; propylene glycol is metabolized in the human body into pyruvic acid (a normal part of the glucose-metabolism process, readily converted to energy), acetic acid (handled by ethanol-metabolism), lactic acid (a normal acid generally abundant during digestion), and propionaldehyde (a potentially hazardous substance).”
feature image snapshot of trade show taken at 8:30 am pt on August 25, 2018, notice the haze in the background by the lighting at the ceiling, the camera had been put down during a live streaming by Jai Haze who can be found on YouTube
here is another image of both the Haze and the haze, we often would see angles of the camera low like this in the live stream
and even lower, obviously it was filmed by a dog with a camera on it’s head
and then soon after it became availablenot
This Haze dude is a hoot though. In this snapshot of him doing a review of the Snowwolf Mfeng mod kit he takes some time to comment on the “gaudyness” of the 3 dimensional wolf logo that is on the outside of the mod while presenting it to the viewer wearing a 1980’s fashionable bracelet.
His whole entire style is gaudy! It’s cool though. He’s about the most honest reviewer of vaping shit I have seen.