Yale study finds alcohol in e-liquid

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Yale study finds alcohol in e-liquid

January 13, 2016

Some e-cigarette liquids could give you an alcoholic buzz, a new Yale School of Medicine study has found. But an author of the study said commercially available e-cigarettes are not high in alcohol, according to an article in the New Haven Register.Essentra Scientific Services’ new laboratory is dedicated to testing electronic cigarettes.

According to Dr. Gerald Valentine of the Yale Psychiatry Department, the risk of ingesting enough alcohol to cause impairment comes from e-cig liquids that are bought on the Internet, or from enthusiasts who mix their own vaping liquids.

The liquid that e-cigarettes vaporize, which contains nicotine, includes additional chemicals, including alcohol. The researchers studied e-cig liquids bought on the Internet containing between 0.4 percent and 23.5 percent of alcohol, but the highest percentage represented just one of 31 samples, Valentine said. Most had less than 3 percent alcohol.

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