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UK Manufacturer highlights potential perils of imported e-cigarette liquids

According to a recent BBC investigation, E-cigarette liquid that was recently purchased on Tyneside contained a potentially harmful chemical. The chemical, diacetyl, is commonly used safely in food flavouring, but is not safe to inhale – having been linked to a serious lung condition.

Brett Horth, Managing Director of UK-based Vapouriz® and Vapour Labs®, explains the types of chemicals present in e liquids being brought into the UK from international markets such as China: “The majority of these Chemicals like Diketones and Ketones are brought in from China, and are compounds such as diacetyl (a Diketone) which is a 'GRAS' substance that is approved for use in food but is harmful when inhaled.”

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