Many e-cigs’ labels show wrong nicotine content, Salt Lake County Health Department study shows

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.

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