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Vitamin E acetate is not present in licit e‐cigarette products available on the UK market

Nyakutsikwa, Blessing; Britton, John; Bogdanovica, Ilze; Langley, Tessa

Authors

Blessing Nyakutsikwa

John Britton



Abstract

Aims
To determine whether nicotine-containing vaping products submitted to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) under the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 contain tetrahydrocannabinol or vitamin E acetate.

Methods
Analysis of data on ingredients for all products submitted for notification for the UK market by October 2017 to assess whether any were reported to contain vitamin E acetate or THC. The analysis was not pre-registered and the results should therefore be considered exploratory.

Results
Vitamin E acetate and THC were not listed as an ingredient or emission in any of the 41,809 products that were submitted for notification.

Conclusions
In the UK, vapers and those considering switching from tobacco to vaping can be reassured that licit products available on the UK market do not contain tetrahydrocannabinol or vitamin E acetate.

Citation

Nyakutsikwa, B., Britton, J., Bogdanovica, I., & Langley, T. (2020). Vitamin E acetate is not present in licit e‐cigarette products available on the UK market. Addiction, 115(4), 782-783. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14920

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 25, 2019
Online Publication Date Nov 30, 2019
Publication Date 2020-04
Deposit Date Dec 3, 2019
Publicly Available Date Dec 1, 2020
Journal Addiction
Print ISSN 0965-2140
Electronic ISSN 1360-0443
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 115
Issue 4
Pages 782-783
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14920
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/3461705
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/add.14920
Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Nyakutsikwa, B., Britton, J., Bogdanovica, I., and Langley, T. ( 2020) Vitamin E acetate is not present in licit e‐cigarette products available on the UK market. Addiction, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14920. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.