A lawsuit has been filed against two e-cigarette companies by an Aussie watchdog group. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) claims that their e-cigarettes contain toxic chemicals.
Two e-cigarette retailers are in big trouble. A lawsuit has been filed against them by Australia’s biggest watchdog group. The complaint against the companies is that they misled the public into believing that e-cigarettes didn’t cause any harm whatsoever.
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They released misinformation that spread the false message that e-cigarettes were not carcinogenic. The two companies, named Social-Lites Pty Limited and Elusion New Zealand Limited, said on their online sites that their e-cigarettes were not bad for health at all.
This was a lie. E-cigarettes are just as dangerous as real cigarettes. The ACCC tested the e-cigarettes and found a ton of carcinogens and toxic compounds in the e-cigarettes.
These toxins included formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acrolein. E-cigarettes form metal tubes that hold nicotine which is converted into vapors that the smoker than inhales.
There is a heated debate going on at present whether e-cigarettes can lead to a weaning away of smokers from real cigarettes. Whatever the case, the safety of these so-called e-cigarettes is a moot point.
Both Social-Lites and Elusion face fines of more than $800,000 respectively. The breach of trust in consumer laws they perpetrated simply did not leave any margin for letting these companies off the hook.
The owner of Social-Lites said that he was seeking the help of lawyers since he didn’t believe that the products made by his company were carcinogenic. In fact, he said that it was only the misuse of e-cigarettes that caused carcinogens to form in the e-cigarettes.
When high voltage vaporizers were used, the result was the formation of carcinogens, said he head of Social-Lites. As for Elusion, its representatives and spokespersons were not available for comments.
The popularity of e-cigarettes is on the rise. Every teenager wants to try these e-cigarettes since they are flavored and lend a twist to tobacco products. The ACCC’s allegations may be valid though.
The claim made by the two major e-cigarette manufacturers that their products do not contain any carcinogens is probably patently false. The real gist of the matter is that when the products were tested, they turned out to be heavily laced with carcinogens.
The products were literally weighed in the balance and found wanting. Both formaldehyde and acetaldehyde are first-grade carcinogens. The fact that they are present in e-cigarettes is sufficient proof of the deleteriois effects of these modern oral products.