Does your eliquid contain poo??!!!
So, you’ve made the switch from ciggies to vaping after finding it is been
week you’ve had calls and Facebook messages from family and friends having a
laugh and telling you you’re vaping and poo!! Yuck!!
In a 9 news article this week with the headline “Acutely toxic: Poo and pesticides
found in e-cigarettes”, readers were informed that in a study of 10 unnamed
nicotine free eliquids, (not e-cigarettes) from unnamed sources, and unnamed
brands and unnamed retailers, an unnamed amount contained “by-products of
animal or human bodily functions” and all of them contained a known ingredient
found in pesticides.
The quantities of the chemicals found in each eliquid were not listed, nor was a
comparison to the amount found in traditional cigarettes. Either way, I’m sure
we’d all agree, human or animal poo and pesticides are not even something you’d
want to be in the same room as yet alone inhaling!
The obvious click bait headline does not correlate very well to the actual article
with the only mention of said poo in the form of a quote stating “we also found
other things – by products of animal or human bodily functions” which if you dig
further, is related to a compound called 2‐Amino‐octanoic acid. Which if you
look up yourself is an amino compound found occasionally in human urine.
So evidence of actual poo is unclear, but it certainly makes for a good headline!
Either way, it is clear however, that in the manufacturing or bottling of some
eliquids, traces of human or animal body functions have made their way into
The ingredient found in pesticides is a chemical called 2-Chlorophenol. There is
no mention of how or why 2-Chlorophenol was present in eliquids and as the
article mentions, it is “acutely toxic” yet they made no efforts to advise us which
brands of eliquid were tested! You would think that an apparent public health
warning would do exactly that and name and shame the actual brands of eliquid
to help us avoid buying and inhaling them.
Looking at the actual study performed by “The Medical Journal Of Australia”, the
origin of these eliquids varied, with some from China, some from the U.S, some
from Australia and some unknown.
I think the biggest take away from this sensational headline is that there is a
minefield of cheap and nasty eliquids in the un-regulated Australian market with
poor practices, unclean environments and cheap and nasty ingredients making
their way into our eliquids and, that the media in question, don’t really care
about informing on specifics, only to sell newspapers or get clicks and shares on
In the actual study which you can find here you can see the methods of testing
used was gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in which the pure chemicals
are separated, identified and measured. Here at ecigforlife, we are proud to stock
eliquids that have had this exact method used for testing before sale. Our award-
winning manufacturer tests for pesticides, carcinogenic Poly Cyclic Aromatic
Hydrocarbons ’s and nitrosamines to show no detection.
Unfortunately, not all Australian or even international suppliers stock similarly
tested eliquid and even more shockingly, some retailers sell eliquid that is made
by them in any condition and environment they see fit, with no regulation
whatsoever in how and where they make and bottle their eliquids. It’s no
wonder there are by products of human bodily functions present.
With a lot of vaper’s trying to save a little extra, despite already saving money
compared to smoking, they are making the choice to buy the cheapest eliquids
they can find. Vaper’s often don't stop to ask themselves why the eliquid is so
cheap. Retailers need to make money so if you are buying a $10 bottle of eliquid
think about how much it costs to get made. Think about the corners they cut, the
quality of the base components and the quality of the flavorings. Just like junk
food, it costs less to use chemicals that may be safe in small quantities but over
time may cause health problems, the same goes for eliquids. You may think that
vaping cheap and nasty is better than smoking but I think you’ll find that puffing
on poo, pesticides or carcinogenic compounds regularly found in eliquids are not
something you want to inhale.
If you want to vape the right way and you want quality eliquids then deal with a
reputable company that is available to actually speak to and educate. Retailers
hiding behind a website with no option to call and speak to a real human makes
it easier to just sell whatever is cheap. In today’s market, it is normal to shop
online and compare prices and go for the cheapest option. That may be great for
a TV or a T-shirt but eliquids are something you inhale! Ecigarettes are
something you choose to use, as you believe it to be better than smoking, so why
skimp out on an eliquid when you were paying so much for ciggies? Eliquids are
not apples for apples, one eliquid called tobacco is not the same as another, there
are hugely varying qualities in the eliquid market and you should want the best,
otherwise you midas well smoke!
Ecig For Life is available 7 days a week from 8am – 9pm 7 days a week and we
are more than happy to answer your questions and to guide you to some of the