CAIRO: The Ministry of Health called for confiscation of all electronic cigarette products on the market over containing toxic chemicals, Youm7 reported Friday.
The Central Administration Dept. of Pharmaceutical Affairs at the Egyptian Ministry of Health clarified that the decision was issued because there was no study that proves the safety of the e-cigarettes.
The call came upon a decision issued by the Technical Committee of Drugs in 2011, which indicated that importing and trading such products are banned in the Egyptian market.
In January, The Associated Press reported that lab tests indicated the electronic cigarettes contain cancer-causing Formaldehyde.
The U.S. Administration of Food and Drugs said that “E-cigarettes have not been fully studied, so consumers currently don’t know the potential risks of e-cigarettes when used as intended.”