E-Cigarette companies fined for false claims

The Federal Court of Australia has imposed a world-first fine on e-cigarette manufacturers Joystick, Social-Lites and Elusion for illegally claiming that their products do not contain any harmful carcinogens. It was found that e-cigarettes made by these companies contain the same chemicals and carcinogens found in ordinary cigarettes.

Consequently, the companies have been fined $40,000-$50,000, with the CEOs receiving an additional independent penalty of $10,000-$15,000.

The Federal Court urges businesses to provide accurate and truthful information about the contents of their products, especially if substances that can be harmful to human health are present.

Tushar Goyal

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