An environmental group on Thursday announced it has filed lawsuits in California against 15 leading tobacco and electronic cigarette companies for manufacturing products that allegedly contain high levels of cancer-causing chemicals.
The companies being sued by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) include R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for its Vuse brand, Fontem Ventures/Imperial Tobacco for its Blu brand, and NJoy. CEH said it conducted independent tests and found dangerous levels of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in products purchased between February and October. The chemicals have been linked to cancer, birth defects and infertility.
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