The Canadian e-cig industry is wildly unregulated

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On October 17, 2014, Flavour Crafters, one of Canada’s largest manufacturers of e-cigarette liquids, received a 26-page report from a chemical analysis laboratory in Durham, North Carolina. The report summarized testing performed on Flavour Crafters’ line of e-liquids, found one of them to contain a chemical linked to a devastating respiratory disease, and led the London, Ontario, company to rapidly recall 5,000 bottles of Groovy Grape from across Canada. The recall was not the result of Groovy Grape failing to meet the standards set by consumer protection laws—as Canada has no federal and little provincial legislation tailored to govern the production and sale of e-cigarettes and e-liquids. Read full article

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Jake Bleiberg. (27 March 2015) The Canadian e-cig industry is wildly unregulated [editorial]. Retrieved from http://www.vice.com/read/a-company-ordered-recall-highlights-the-wild-west-of-e-cigarette-lack-of-regulation-in-canada-289

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