Discriminating nicotine and non-nicotine containing e-liquids using infrared spectroscopy.

Last updated on 12-6-2020 by Jill Alexandre

Peer reviewed scientific article




In a few countries, including Belgium, nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and e-liquids are considered medicines, and therefore cannot freely be sold, but should be distributed in a pharmacy. The fact that in the neighbouring countries these products are freely available, poses a problem for custom personnel, the more the nicotine content of the products is not always labelled, especially when they are bought through internet. Therefore there is a need for easy-to-use equipment and methods to perform a first on site screening of intercepted samples, both for border control as to check label c…

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