The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) said more than 60 companies including major cigarette manufacturers now face lawsuits alleging breach of California law for failing to inform consumers about the dangers of e-cigarettes.
Named in the latest round of lawsuits are RJ Reynolds (RJ Reynolds Vapor makes Vuse e-cigarettes), Imperial Tobacco and Fontem Ventures, owners of Blu e-cigarettes, and Logic e-cigarettes, a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco. E-cigarette companies NJoy and Fin, the latter a unit of Electric Cigarettes International, were named. Fourteen companies not identified in the press release also face lawsuits, according to CEH.
“In all, the non-profit has launched legal actions against more than 60 companies for failing to warn consumers about exposure from e-cigarettes to nicotine and/or one or both of the two cancer-causing chemicals, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, as required by California law,” CEH said.