Don’t Use Bootleg or Street Vaping Products, C.D.C. Warns

With more than 200 cases of respiratory illnesses possibly related to vaping, and no single culprit, public health experts are advising young people not to buy cannabis and other e-cigarette products off the street. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday warned people not to use vaping ingredients bought on the street, and to stop modifying either nicotine or cannabis e-cigarette devices, in an effort to curb the vaping-related lung sicknesses that have alarmed health officials in more than two dozen states this summer. Despite the lack of evidence pointing to a single flawed product or device common … Continue reading Don’t Use Bootleg or Street Vaping Products, C.D.C. Warns

Fight To Survive Campaign: Small Vapor Businesses and the FDA

The regulatory agencies in the United States have been setting unrealistic expectations for the open space vape industry and it has become immensely concerning for small business owners. Naturally, a new type of petition has emerged inviting vapor based businesses to join the cause by signing up, in the form of a well-written letter addressed to Mr. Mitch Zeller, Director of the FDA Center For Tobacco Products — dubbed as the Fight To Survive campaign. Basically, the letter is to help express their “concern for small businesses in the open vapor product industry in regard to the current PMTA guidance.” … Continue reading Fight To Survive Campaign: Small Vapor Businesses and the FDA

Michigan will be the first state to ban the sale of flavored vaping products

(CNN)Michigan is set to become the first US state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, according to an announcement Wednesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The ban gives sellers 30 days to comply and lasts six months — though the governor can decide to renew it. This includes sales in brick-and-mortar stores, as well as online sales… . . . Mark Anton, executive director of industry group Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association, previously told CNN that his group shares the goal of preventing kids from using vapes but doesn’t think flavors should be the target. In response to the San Francisco measure, Juul spokesman Ted … Continue reading Michigan will be the first state to ban the sale of flavored vaping products

After criticism, CDC gives clear vaping warning: Avoid THC, e-cigs bought ‘off the street’

The Centers for Disease Control and Protection warned Friday against the purchase of electronic cigarette cartridges containing THC or other cannabis or altered e-cigarette products that are sold “off the street.” So far, 215 possible cases of vaping-related lung illness have been reported in 25 states, CDC and the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement, “and additional reports of pulmonary illness are under investigation.” The Washington Post reported Thursday that state and federal investigators have 354 cases currently under review. . . “Anyone who uses e-cigarette products should not buy these products off the street (e.g., e-cigarette products with THC, other cannabinoids) and should not modify e-cigarette products … Continue reading After criticism, CDC gives clear vaping warning: Avoid THC, e-cigs bought ‘off the street’

The demonization of vaping

More misguided government regulation hurts those trying to quit smoking   Despite the overwhelming evidence of the deadly danger of cigarette smoking, the government and media are now weirdly obsessing over one of the few proven tools to help smokers quit smoking. Vaping, which contains no tobacco and uses electronic devices, also called e-cigarettes, to produce vapor from liquids instead of burning tobacco, is used by millions of adults to help wean them off cigarettes. However, vaping is now being hysterically touted by some as an “epidemic” and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering banning the manufacturing of … Continue reading The demonization of vaping

CDC’s Bias Against E-Cigarettes Is Putting Kids’ Lives at Risk

The agency fails to single out the specific products that are causing harm. In the wake of a teen death from vaping, health organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are taking an anti-vaping posture. So far, the CDC’s advice to the public has been incredibly vague: The agency has warned against vaping in general, without admonishing the public to avoid any particular type of vaping product. Unfortunately, this unnecessarily vague warning threatens to undermine public health The CDC has now reported 193 cases of severe, acute lung disease caused by “vaping” across 22 states — most among youth and … Continue reading CDC’s Bias Against E-Cigarettes Is Putting Kids’ Lives at Risk

As vaping-related lung illnesses spike, investigators eye contaminants

State and federal health authorities are focusing on the role of contaminants or counterfeit substances as a likely cause of vaping-related lung illnesses — now up to 354 possible cases in 29 states, nearly double the number reported to be under investigation last week, The Washington Post has learned. Officials are narrowing the possible culprits to adulterants in vaping products purported to have THC, the component in marijuana that makes users high, as well as adulterants in nicotine vaping products. The sudden onset of these mysterious illnesses and the patients’ severe and distinctive symptoms have led investigators to focus on contaminants, rather than standard vaping … Continue reading As vaping-related lung illnesses spike, investigators eye contaminants