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This chemical regulates moisture content, has preservative properties, and also produces milder smoke. Used as a processing agent, it works in minimizing the generation of fine particles and dust, and also works as a solvent when it comes to other additives that are used in cigarettes. Additionally, it also helps in the prevention of mould formation. Other than cigarettes, propylene glycol is also used in a variety of cosmetics, baby wipes, tyre sealants, paints, adhesives, stain removers, fabric softeners, etc. It is a known skin irritant, and can cause kidney damage and liver problems.

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