Seizure of Smuggled E-cigarettes: Health Hazards and Legal Actions

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Seizure of Smuggled E-cigarettes: Health Hazards and Legal Actions
Brazilian police confiscated 114 e-cigarette devices and 10 e-liquid packets on BR-116 highway, suspected of being smuggled goods.

November 2nd Update: Brazilian police have seized 114 e-cigarette devices and 10 e-liquid samples on BR-116 highway in Vitoria da Conquista. These goods, sourced from abroad, lack the necessary financial documentation, indicating involvement in smuggling activities. The confiscated items will be handled by the national revenue agency.


E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among young people. They contain high concentrations of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, artificial flavors, and nicotine, posing a threat to health.


The Brazilian Society of Pulmonology and Tuberculosis has stated that the short-term consequences of using e-cigarettes include decreased lung function, increased risk of cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction, stroke, and angina, as well as damage to the immune system.


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