This is Dimitris from Vapeteam introducing Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos, a well-known and respected researcher on electronic cigarettes safety/risk profile. For those not knowing him, he has been involved in electronic cigarette research since late 2011 and has published several studies in peer-reviewed medical journals as well as made several presentations of his work in international medical conferences. He strongly believes that electronic cigarettes are a revolution in tobacco harm reduction and supports that with further ressearch we can develop better quality products.
A recent study performed by Dr Farsalinos revealed the presence of some potentially harmful-to-inhale ingredients in electronic cigarette liquids. In order to define the magnitude of the problem and provide the solution for the safety of all vapers, we decided to organize this fund-raising campaign and obtain as many e-liquid samples as possible that will be tested in an experienced and highly-specialized laboratory.
What We Need & What You Get
Our goal is to test more than 100 e-cigarette liquids from manufacturers all over the world. Funds are needed for the cost of obtaining all e-liquids that need to be tested and (mostly) for covering the costs of the specialized laboratory which will perform the analysis.
The liquids and flavorings tested are extremely popular, therefore this research concerns all the vaping community as well as the industry.
THE MORE FUNDS WE RAISE, THE MORE LIQUIDS WILL BE TESTED. This will allow us to define the extent of the problem as accurately as possible and will provide a definite solution.
We believe this research will provide crucial information and will induce necessary changes in the electronic cigarette market to make the products as safe as they can possibly be.
The issue that will be studied is absolutely AVOIDABLE. These are ingredients that should definitely be avoided and can be easily removed. There is a method to make sure that they will not ever be present in e-cigarette liquids.
This research will be the perfect opportunity for the INDUSTRY to show its responsibility towards health-related issues. They should also SUPPORT this research project.
Vapers will be reassured about the quality and safety of e-cigarette liquids available in the market.
Unfortunately there are no gifts that we can give. Detailed information and proper scientific research is all we can offer.
The study and all details will be published in an international medical journal.
THIS IS A HEALTH-RELATED ISSUE.
The problem is complex, because the vast majority of e-liquid manufacturers and suppliers are NOT aware that these chemicals are present in their liquids (or, even worse, they have been falsely informed that they are not present).
This research will contribute to making e-cigarette liquids safer.
Dr Farsalinos and his research team are renowned for their efforts and contributions to electronic cigarette research.
E-cigarette liquids will only become BETTER and SAFER after this research project is concluded.
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people may not be able to contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:
We encourage you to get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.
Please use social media and Indiegogo sharing tools.
Link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/elect ... ngredients