E-Cigarette Flavoring Chemicals May Pose Risks When Inhaled

April 16, 2015 9:45 AM

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New findings about the flavorings used in e-cigarettes continue to raise questions about the safety of currently used products and what kinds of regulation might be appropriate to apply to the industry. An investigation of two disposable-cartridge brands – BLU and NJOY – and half a dozen different brands of e-cigarette flavors found high levels of flavoring chemicals in the liquids, according to the study published yesterday in the journal Tobacco Control.

The researchers only analyzed the liquids themselves and did not explore possible health effects in e-cigarette users, or vapers, so the study can only raise questions. The challenge with studying the safety or possible harms of e-cigarettes is that many of the potential health concerns would show u...

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