From: The Salt Lake Tribune
The electronic cigarettes that are currently all the rage may contain much more nicotine than their labels show. Or much less.
That’s the finding of a new study by the Salt Lake County Health Department and the Center for Human Toxicology at the University of Utah, a health department news release said.
Researchers found that 61 percent of the e-cigarettes they bought at 14 vape shops and 16 tobacco specialty stores had nicotine levels at least 10 percent higher or lower than the label showed.
The industry’s own American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association requires that nicotine content be within 10 percent of the labeled content, the health department said.