Lately there has been a lot of news about vaping and people developing lung conditions. We’ve gotten a lot of emails asking us questions regarding this and our products.
So far the research is pointing to Vitamin E Acetate as the leading cause of this. Vitamin E Acetate is the oil derived from Vitamin E which can be found in things such as olive oil, almonds, canola oil, etc.
We want to assure people that we don’t use any Vitamin E Acetate in any of our products and frankly this is something the majority of vape companies have already known to avoid. Vaping oils is something that has been widely known as something to avoid, as it can lead to lipid pneumonia.
There was even a news story with one of the patients in the hospital who got ill from “vaping”. The man went on YouTube after the news segment aired to clear the air. In his interview, he mentioned that he had only vaped THC Vape products and no nicotine vape products. In the news segment, they made no mention of this in the news segment and used the blanket term “vaping”. This seems to be a recurring theme in the media and specially in the first week of this scare. They all used the blanket term “vaping”, when all signs were pointing to black market thc products that were causing the issue.
Vaping has been around for over 10 years now and no one has had these problems and now out of the blue there are multiple cases of “vaping” related illnesses all at once, when these THC vape products have become popular.
Federal lab results found:
“very high levels of vitamin E acetate in nearly all” cannabis samples tested."
An investigation in new York mentioned:
“Vitamin E acetate is not an approved additive for New York State Medical Marijuana Program-authorized vape samples and was not seen in the nicotine-based products that were tested. As a result, vitamin E acetate is now a key focus”
The research ongoing now has not definitively pointed at anything being the sole cause of all the problems, but there seem to be a lot of different entities trying to figure this out.
The CDC (Center for disease and control and prevention center) has stated that most people who have gotten ill have reported a history of THC containing products.
From the CDC website there is this information posted:
“Most patients report a history of using tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products. The latest national and state findings suggest products containing THC, particularly those obtained off the street or from other informal sources (e.g. friends, family members, illicit dealers), are linked to most of the cases and play a major role in the outbreak.Therefore, CDC recommends that you should not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC.”
They go on to mention that some patients said they only vaped nicotine products.
It’s not clear whether they’ve tested these people for THC or if they’re taking their word for it.
A big distinction to make between nicotine-based products and THC vaping products is that nicotine based vaping products which we sell and you have been vaping, are water-soluble products.
THC vaping products are lipid soluble products.
Oils cannot and should not be used in nicotine vaping products.
The main clinical information shows a manifestation of lipoid pneumonitis, which can be attributed to the inhalation of oils. Oils which are not found in nicotine based vaping products!
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