E-cigarette firms fined for misleading claims

E-cigarette retailers who claimed their products were free from the toxins found in regular cigarettes have been found guilty of duping customers. 

Independent testing of products marketed by the retailers Social-Lites, Joystick and Elusion found they contained formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acrolein — a carcinogen, a possible carcinogen and a dangerous poison, respectively.

Social-Lites’ e-cigarettes also contained acetone, another toxic chemical.

The ACCC took all three online retailers to the Federal Court in three separate cases.

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