PRESS RELEASE

30 Sep, 2019

Black Note gives notice to its customers that the following substances are not present in its products: pulegone and sucralose.

On September 17, 2019, all flavors were banned in the state of New York except for tobacco and menthol. On September 19, 2019, the state of Michigan added menthol and mint to the list of forbidden aromas, as some mint aromas can contain high percentages of pulegone.

The pulegone is an organic compound found in nature obtained from the essential oils of a variety of plants such as the Nepeta cataria, the Mentha piperita and the pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium). The chemical has been reported to be toxic to rats if a large quantity is consumed. [1] [2]

The pulegone is also an insecticide, the most powerful of the three insecticides found in nature in many species of mint leaves. [3]

The Black Note products will remain on the market in America as Black Note has never used artificial flavorings but only true tobacco aroma extract from tobacco leaves. Furthermore, our two products containing mint:

  • SOLO Black Note ready liquid;
  • REGGAE V by Black Note ready liquid.

They do not contain pulegone because we use extracts and essential oils exclusively from Mentha Arvensis, a botanical variety not containing pulegone.

Recently it has emerged in Germany that sucralose heated at high temperatures is carcinogenic and is not recommended for vaping.

Sucralose is an artificial sweetener. In the European Union it is also known as E955. It is 600 times sweeter than sucrose [4], which is roughly twice as sweet as saccharin and four times sweeter than aspartame. Sucralose, could be dangerous to your health if heated. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bfr) in a statement explains that, after heating to 120°C, the compound begins to release the chlorine atoms it contains. [5] [6]

Black Note products are free of sucralose. It is in our philosophy not to alter the true taste and taste of the tobacco extract in any way. Black Note is always committed to guaranteeing the high quality of the raw materials used, absolutely avoiding any substance dangerous to the human organism.

Black Note invites you to discover the new products launched in 2019: Concert in the line of ready-to-use Black Note and American Blend liquids in the V by Black Note aromas.

 

 

[1] Thorup I.; Würtzen G.; Carstensen J.; Olsen P.; et al. (1983). “Short term toxicity study in rats dosed with pulegone and menthol”Toxicology Letters. 19(3): 207–210. doi:10.1016/0378-4274(83)90120-0PMID 6658833.
[2] ^ Jump up toAsekun O.T.; Grierson D.S.; Afolayan A.J.; et al. (2006). “Effects of drying methods on the quality and quantity of the essential oil of Mentha longifolia L. subsp. Capensis”Food Chemistry. 101 (3): 995–998. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2006.02.052.
[3] ^ Franzios G.; Mirotsou M.; Hatziapostolou E.; Kral J.; Scouras Z.G.; Mavragani-Tsipidou P. (16 July 1997). “Insecticidal and genotoxic activities of mint essential oils“. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 45 (7): 2690–2694. doi:10.1021/jf960685f. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
[4] Michael A. Friedman, Lead Deputy Commissioner for the FDA, Food Additives Permitted for Direct Addition to Food for Human Consumption; Sucralose Archiviato il 3 febbraio 2007 in Internet Archive. Federal Register: 21 CFR Part 172, Docket No. 87F-0086, April 3, 1998
[5] ^The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Harmful compounds might be formed when foods containing the sweetener Sucralose are heated, in BfR opinion No 012/2019 of 9 April 2019.
[6] https://www.bfr.bund.de/cm/349/harmful-compounds-might-be-formed-when-foods-containing-the-sweetener-sucralose-are-heated.pdf