New world standards for e-cigarettes and e-liquid published by AFNOR, the French standardisation and certification programme, add safety and accountability to the still unregulated market. E-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, however current regulations making it illegal to sell in New Zealand mean users are putting themselves at risk using unregulated and untested products, often sourced from China.
The AFNOR standards are the first published e-cigarette and e-juice standards in the world, and provide guidelines on how products should be produced for safe consumption. While FDA regulated e-liquid ingredients from the US meet and exceed the new world standards, products sourced from China, where the majority of e-juice products in New Zealand come from, have no regulation or safety standards. Read full article
NZVAPOR (05 May 2015) New standards add safety to unregulated e-cigarette market [business news]. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/oopzava