This is not even based on the findings of the original paper. The work, sponsored by the government of Japan (which incidentally owns and runs the Japan Tobacco company) found that they could get a fair bit of formaldehyde in vapour by running the heating elements overhot – and running them until they were burning dried-on e-juice.
Even then, they couldn’t get anywhere near the levels found in real smoke. And formaldehyde is not the terrifying chemical it is made out to be. Especially not at the trivial levels found in smoke and the inconsequential levels in Electrofag.
It’s late and I’m tired and tomorrow I must endure a haircut (it’ll be a load off my mind) so I’ll leave you with a good takedown of this rubbish reporting by the Ashtray Blog.
The Mail aren’t twisting the facts on this story. They have entirely discarded the facts and gone straight into propaganda mode.
The entire story is a bunch of lies.