E-cigarette chemical linked to lung disease

An e-cigarette product has been removed from sale after concerns over a potentially toxic chemical linked with lung disease.

BBC show Inside Out tested several e-cigarette liquid refills and found the butterscotch flavour contained a chemical called diacetyl which can be harmful if inhaled.

Concerns were raised over a chemical found in an e-cigarette refill. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The company involved, VIP, said it was "very disappointed" that the product was still on sale, as its own testing had discovered the chemical about a week before.

VIP'shHead of retail disitribution, Lynne White, said: "We are very sorry it has happened, we are investigating how it has happened."