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The TVECA Presents The Science of The Electronic Cigarette

What we at the TVECA hear most from media and legislative bodies is that "no one knows what is in the electronic cigarette". This is a false accusation as the e-cig industry and non-industry affiliated laboratories have done extensive testing on the e-cig and in not one test (inclusive of the FDA's own May 4th 2009) has there ever been found a single ingredient or toxin in any sample that is harmful to humans. Below are referenced laboratory tests on the electronic cigarette:

The TVECA believes you have the right to review all the facts, science and ancillary data when making the decision whether the electronic cigarette is technology right for you or a loved one. Below are to date, all relevant tests and test summaries that have been completed on the e-cig. We will list the full report link then simply just the synopsis to the reports conclusion, summary and/or article. Please check back to see new references.

TEST REFERENCE 1

TEST TITLE: FDA Test: Evaluation of e-cigarettes. May 4th 2009

Purpose: The FDA's initial testing of nJoy & Smoking Everywhere Brands contents

Synopsis
Full Report

TEST REFERENCE 2

TEST TITLE: nJoy Rebuttal to the FDA May 4, 2009 E-Cig Tests© Exponent, Inc

Purpose: To factually refute the FDA's July 22, 2009 press release

Synopsis
Full Report

TEST REFERENCE 3

TEST TITLE: Health New Zealand Study of Electronic Cigarettes-Ruyan

Purpose: This report aims to assist regulators to determine the safety of electronic cigarettes. The first scientific study to determine the actual constituency of e-cig vapor

Synopsis
Full Report

TEST REFERENCE 4

TEST TITLE: Characterization of Liquid for Electronic Cigarettes-Alliance Technologies

Purpose: To test electronic cigarettes by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to identify the ingredients in the mixture and their relative concentrations. In addition, vapor produced from an electronic cigarette containing this smoke juice was assayed to compare the relative smoke composition to that of the liquid.

Synopsis
Full Report

TEST REFERENCE 5

TEST TITLE: Analysis of Components from Gamucci Electronic Cigarette-LPD Lab Services

Purpose: Gamucci Electronic Cigarette Zero, Ultra Light, Light, and Regular Nicotine solutions were supplied for analysis by Gamucci as part of their due diligence to confirm the components currently found within the nicotine solution formulation.

Synopsis
Full Report

TEST REFERENCE 6

TEST TITLE: nJoy e-Cigarette Health Risk Assessment by © Exponent, Inc

Purpose: To identify and critically evaluate possible health risks that may be associated with electronic cigarettes

Synopsis Only

TEST REFERENCE 7

TEST TITLE: Characterization of inLife Electronic Cigarettes-Alliance Technologies

Purpose: A liquid formulation used in electronic cigarettes was tested by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to identify and determine relative concentrations in the mixture of four Tobacco Specific Nitrosamines (TSNAs) and eight Tobacco Specific Impurities (TSIs) in inLifes products

Synopsis
Full Report 1
Full Report 2

TEST REFERENCE 8

TEST TITLE: Safety of Nicotine Polacrilex Gum Used by 3,094 Participants in the Lung Health Study-(Study to determine the health risks of ingestion of nicotine only)

Purpose: To assess cardiovascular conditions and other side effects associated with the use of nicotine polacrilex (NP), 2 mg. Design: A multicentered randomized control trial of early intervention for the prevention of COPD.
TO STUDY HOW INGESTING NICOTINE ONLY EFFECTS HUMANS

Synopsis

TEST REFERENCE 9

TEST TITLE: Cancer risk reduced by e-cigarettes

Purpose: To determine if the nicotine delivered via the e-cig is going to promote cancer in already existing pre-cancerous cells.

Full Article (STUDY NOT INCLUDED)

TEST REFERENCE 10

TEST TITLE: South African Study on E-Cig Effect on Cessation

Purpose: A local South African medical study on the efficiency of electronic cigarettes to help smokers stop smoking. A team of doctors supplied 349 patients with electronic cigarettes, over a period of eight weeks.

Full Article (STUDY NOT INCLUDED)

TEST REFERENCE 11

TEST TITLE: Analysis of Components from“e-Juice XX HIGH 36mg/ml rated Nicotine Solution” ref S 55434

Purpose: One bottle of “e-Juice XX HIGH 36mg/ml rated Nicotine Solution” was supplied for analysis by “Hertfordshire Trading Standards” to confirm the components currently found within the Nicotine Solution formulation, and consider what is the appropriate Legislation for dealing with the product.

Full Report

TEST REFERENCE 12

TEST TITLE: Analysis of Chemical Components from High, Med & Low Nicotine Cartridges

Purpose: Nicotine solution cartridges were supplied for analysis by ‘The Electronic Cigarette Co (UK) Ltd’ as part of their due diligence to confirm the components currently found within the Nicotine Solution formulation. Samples cartridges labeled High, Medium and Low nicotine were supplied.

Full Report

TEST REFERENCE 13

TEST TITLE: Chemical Composition of “Instead” Electronic Cigarette Smoke Juice and Vapor

Purpose: Two different liquid formulations (Instead Zero and Instead High) used in electronic cigarettes were tested by gas chromatography with a flame ionization detector (GC-FID) to identify the major ingredients in the mixture (nicotine, glycols, and glycerin) and their relative concentrations.

Full Report

TEST REFERENCE 14

TEST TITLE: GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY MASS SPECTROMETRY (GC-MS) ANALYSIS REPORT 21 Jul 2009-LIBERTY STIX E-CIGS

Purpose: The purpose of the analysis was to determine the chemical composition of the vapor/fog that an electronic cigarette generated.

Full Report

TEST REFERENCE 15

TEST TITLE: “SUPER SMOKER” EXPERT REPORT FINAL REPORT

Purpose: These tests are to determine which substances are present in the liquid with the above-mentioned label and to determine which substances are present in the smoke produced by the “SUPER SMOKER” cigarettes

Full Report

TEST REFERENCE 16

TEST TITLE: Electronic nicotine delivery devices: ineffective nicotine delivery and craving suppression after acute administration

Purpose: Study published in Tobacco Control 2010 Vol 19 No 1, conducted by Tom Eissenberg and funded by the National Cancer Institute

Full Report
Counter Synopsis

TEST REFERENCE 17

TEST TITLE: Effect of an electronic nicotine delivery device (e cigarette) on desire to smoke and withdrawal, user preferences and nicotine delivery: randomized cross-over trial

Purpose: To measure the short-term effects of an electronic nicotine delivery device (“e cigarette”, ENDD) on desire to smoke, withdrawal symptoms, acceptability, pharmacokinetic properties and adverse effects.

Synopsis

TEST REFERENCE 18

TEST TITLE: Critique of the WHO TobReg report on e-cigarettes

Purpose: Report on the scientific basis of tobacco regulation: Third Report of a WHO Study Group. WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation. © WHO 2009

Full Report

TEST REFERENCE 19

TEST TITLE: Materials Characterization Report-Crown 7 Electronic Cigarette

Purpose: Detect/Identify Semi-volatiles and Volatiles in Extracts of the “As Received” E-Cig Cartridge and the Aerosol Produced by the Crown7 Electronic Cigarette by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GCMS)

Full Report

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