Some Flavored E-Cigarettes May Contain Cancer-Causing Chemical

Electronic cigarettes flavored with mint and menthol may contain high levels of a potentially cancer-causing chemical that’s banned from food in the U.S., according to a new study. The finding comes just days after President Donald Trump’s administration proposed banning flavored e-cigarettes following a string of mysterious vaping-related illnesses across the country. Pulegone is an oil extracted from mint plants such as peppermint and spearmint that was previously added to candies and chewing gum to give flavor. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned synthetically made pulegone as…