High levels of synthetic cooling agents in e-cigarettes may exceed safety thresholds

SAN FRANCISCO — In a new study, researchers detected the presence of synthetic cooling agents in U.S.-marketed e-cigarettes, at levels that may exceed current safety thresholds.
In late April, the FDA proposed new rules prohibiting menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
“We were concerned that menthol and synthetic compounds or artificial compounds that are similar to menthol are also in e-cigarettes,” Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD, associate professor in anesthesiology and associate professor of pharmacology and cancer biology at Duke University School of Medicine, told Healio during

SAN FRANCISCO — In a new study, researchers detected the presence of synthetic cooling agents in U.S.-marketed e-cigarettes, at levels that may exceed current safety thresholds.
In late April, the FDA proposed new rules prohibiting menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
“We were concerned that menthol and synthetic compounds or artificial compounds that are similar to menthol are also in e-cigarettes,” Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD, associate professor in anesthesiology and associate professor of pharmacology and cancer biology at Duke University School of Medicine, told Healio during