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Consumers call for testing on e-cigarettes in Italy

Codacons says toxic substances found in liquids used

Consumers call for testing on e-cigarettes in Italy

Rome, September 4 - Italian consumers' association Codacons on Wednesday called for a campaign of testing on e-cigarettes after reports some liquids used for them contain harmful substances. The call comes after weekly magazine Il Salvagente published a report based on tests conducted by Naples Federico II University that said toxic substances including lead and arsenic had been found in some e-cigarette liquids. "The real problem is the lack of a law that regulates the sector of e-cigarettes and the liquids for them. Chaos reigns," said Codacons President Carlo Rienzi. "While we are waiting for certain rules, the health ministry and the health-and-safety police should carry out testing of all the liquids sold for e-cigarettes in Italy... "All the liquids that could be a health danger should be immediately taken off the market on the basis of the precautionary principle".

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