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
Purpose: The FDA's initial testing of nJoy & Smoking Everywhere Brands contents
TEST REFERENCE 2
Purpose: To factually refute the FDA's July 22, 2009 press release
TEST REFERENCE 3
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
TEST REFERENCE 4
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.
TEST REFERENCE 5
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.
TEST REFERENCE 6
Purpose: To identify and critically evaluate possible health risks that may be associated with electronic cigarettes
TEST REFERENCE 7
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
TEST REFERENCE 8
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
TEST REFERENCE 9
Purpose: To determine if the nicotine delivered via the e-cig is going to promote cancer in already existing pre-cancerous cells.
TEST REFERENCE 10
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.
TEST REFERENCE 11
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.
TEST REFERENCE 12
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.
TEST REFERENCE 13
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.
TEST REFERENCE 14
Purpose: The purpose of the analysis was to determine the chemical composition of the vapor/fog that an electronic cigarette generated.
TEST REFERENCE 15
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
TEST REFERENCE 16
Purpose: Study published in Tobacco Control 2010 Vol 19 No 1, conducted by Tom Eissenberg and funded by the National Cancer Institute
TEST REFERENCE 17
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.
TEST REFERENCE 18
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
TEST REFERENCE 19
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)