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About that ecigs-have-formaldehyde study ...

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You may have seen that recent study from a respected US university showing that e-cigarettes have high levels of formaldehyde. You know, the carcinogen that's used to pickle brains and is present in particle board, wrinkle-free fabric and Brazilian blowouts.

Except that sentence failed to include the all-too-critical 'if' clause. Tests show e-cigarettes have high levels of formaldehyde *if* used with a high-voltage system that produces temperatures of 600 to 700 degrees Celsius.

Are you using a high-voltage system at this temperature? Didn't think so. 

E-cigarettes are smoked with vaporizers that heat the liquid to 200 to 300 degrees. Any higher than that and you've got a burnt, awful taste. You can try, but we don't advise it.

Even the New York Times took issue with the headlines, saying that the study's conclusion was highly misleading. "Perhaps next time, [e-cigarette studies] will produce something that doesn't serve mainly as a scare tactic to keep smokers away from e-cigarettes.'

Couldn't have said it better ourselves. Read TVECA's response to the study here. And carry on.

Got Formaldehyde t-shirt photo from O Eco Textiles

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