Tests have shown that some brands of e-cigarettes that claim to be nicotine-free actually contain the same level of addictive substances as full-strength e-cigarettes.
Most electronic smoking devices do not meet the specifications
The Guardian newspaper published in a report the result of product analysis of dozens of electronic cigarette brands, which showed that 73% did not meet the specifications, and also showed that a large number of devices that manufacturers indicate that they do not contain nicotine contain percentages that exceed the legal limit in electronic cigarettes. United Kingdom by more than 50%.
This comes at a time when the government has launched “campaigns to implement illegal e-cigarette laws” as part of a crackdown on selling e-cigarettes to those under the age of 18, especially with societal fears of an increase in the number of adolescents and children using e-cigarettes, as studies confirmed that 7% of people between the ages of 11 and 17 used e-cigarettes in 2022, as the number of children and adolescents doubled from last year, and current regulations specify that vaping tanks should have a capacity of no more than 2ml and that the strength of nicotine not exceed 20mg/ml, he says The regulators said that any electronic devices with contents in excess of these quantities are illegal and should not be sold to the public.
John Herriman, chief executive of the Chartered Institute for Trade Standards, said there was a huge amount of illegal and non-compliant e-cigarettes available for sale, stressing the need to urge manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers to do more to guarantee products.
He stressed the need not to tolerate the sale of illegal products and to quickly take the necessary measures to remove them from the shelves and prevent them from crossing borders.