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Flavor Fears and e-cigarettes

February 18th, 2015 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

Other chemicals in e-cigarettes are also raising alarms, including a few of the flavoring agents. “Most of the flavors are taken from the food industry and have been tested for safety when we eat them,” says Maciej L. Goniewicz, a professor of oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in Buffalo. “We don’t know what the health effects are when these flavors are inhaled,” he says. It will be difficult to test all of the thousands of different combinations of flavors that are on the market. “Some of the flavors are just a single compound, but many are mixtures of different chemicals,” Goniewicz points out. Read more

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Plans to outlaw branded cigarette packaging in Britain

August 22nd, 2014 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

cigarette packagingThe U.K. would be the first major European country forcing all cigarettes to be sold in uniform olive green packages with graphic health warnings and the brand name confined to the bottom of the pack in small print. The Department of Health concluded its final consultation this month and will respond in “due course,” it said in a statement. Read more

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