In light of the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes, we feel it prudent to highlight our policy (applicable to all De Monchy Aromatics subsidiaries) regarding the incorporation of products sold by De Monchy Aromatics (the group) into these.
A recent study by the journal Environmental Health Perspectives examined the presence of diacetyl, 2,3-pentanedione and acetoin in a range of leading 'e-cigarette' brands deemed to be particularly appealing to young consumers. Out of the 51 samples, 47 contained at least one of the flavouring chemicals being tested for. Whilst the study does not attempt to quantify the risk associated with the use of e-cigarettes, it highlights the now well known health concerns associated with inhaling diacetyl and extends this, albeit rather generally, to other flavouring chemicals.
FEMA GRAS status is applicable to the use of flavour ingredients in human food application only and does not mean they are safe for use in e-cigarettes.
No material supplied by De Monchy Aromatics (the group) is warranted as being safe for use in electronic cigarettes or other similar devices ("e-cigarettes"). De Monchy Aromatics Limited instructs all customers not to use this material in the manufacture and distribution of E-Cigarettes or any component thereof unless each customer takes all necessary steps to ensure its suitability and safety for use in E-Cigarettes. Any use of this product in the manufacture and distribution of E-Cigarettes or any component thereof shall be at the sole risk and responsibility of the customer. Please refer to clauses 7.3 and 7.5 of our General Terms & Conditions of Sale for the consequences of failing to follow these instructions.