The Guardian recently investigated electronic cigarettes labeled as “nicotine-free” and sold on Amazon. The investigation tested seven products, which were claimed to be free of nicotine by the sellers. However, the results were surprising as six out of the seven tested products were found to contain nicotine, which is an addictive substance. This report raises concerns about the accuracy of product descriptions provided by sellers on Amazon.
Amazon swiftly responded to the discovery by removing these products from its platform and initiating further investigations. They stated their commitment to taking enforcement actions against external sellers who violate their policies, ensuring the safety and accuracy of products listed on their platform.
This revelation highlights potential risks associated with mislabeled and misadvertised e-cigarette products. As the British government contemplates whether to ban single-use e-cigarettes amid growing calls from leading healthcare professionals, it underscores the importance of accurate product information and regulations in the vaping industry.
It also emphasizes the need for consumers to report any adverse effects resulting from the use of nicotine-containing e-cigarette products to relevant authorities and platforms.