Calls for e-cigarettes to be banned after Australian study finds 21 per cent ...

Calls for e-cigarettes to be banned after an Australian study finds that 21 per cent of them illegally contain nicotine - and all of them have 'unknown' respiratory effects E-liquids are available in Australia but it's still illegal to sell if it contains nicotine Researchers examined 52 e-liquids for sale over the counter in Australia  They found majority contained nicotine or did not have full list of ingredients  65% of vaped e-liquids contained chemicals likely to be toxic if vaped repeatedly There are calls to educate young Australians as the use of vaping increases 

By Sahar Mourad For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:46 GMT, 3 December 2020 | Updated: 05:46 GMT, 3 December 2020

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There are renewed calls to ban e-cigarettes after a study found the majority of ingredients used could cause serious respiratory health problems. 

E-liquids are available in Australia but are illegal to sell if it contains nicotine - which 21 per cent of them do - according to a groundbreaking study conducted by researchers from Curtin University and the Telethon Kids Institute.

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The team examined 52 e-liquids for sale over the counter in Australia and found they weren't as 'clean' as they were being advertised.

E-liquids are available in Australia as a consumer product but it remains illegal to sell the product if it contains nicotine (stock image)

E-liquids are available in Australia as a consumer product but it remains illegal to sell the product if it contains nicotine (stock image)

A new study examined 52 e-liquids that are sold in Australia and found some damning results (stock)

A new study examined 52 e-liquids that are sold in Australia and found some damning results

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