Vaping.com responds to the mysterious lung illness linked with vaping THC


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Oliver Kershaw

Oliver Kershaw

Founder of e-cigarette-forum.com and co-founder of vaping.com

You’ll probably be aware that there have been a number of recent injuries associated with vaping reported in the media.

Naturally, we’ve been following this story closely and we want to reassure our customers that these injuries are completely unrelated to the products we sell. 

All products on vaping.com are standard nicotine-containing vapor products and, since their availability in 2004, they have not been associated with any known outbreak of injuries.

We are prevented from making specific claims about the safety of our products by FDA regulations, but we do believe we are legally entitled to reassure you that these injuries have been caused by THC products and not nicotine products.

What do we know?

As multiple outlets have now reported, and as the FDA advised on Friday, the current spate of injuries are related to contaminated THC/cannabis extract products.

We still await official confirmation, but the most likely source of this contamination is tocopherol acetate (aka, vitamin E acetate), which has been added to THC extracts as a thickening agent.

E-cigarette liquid does not contain thickening agents of any description. In all cases, e-liquid contains flavourings, propylene glycol, glycerol, water and nicotine or nicotine salts. This is the same basic formulation that has been used e-cigarettes were first marketed in 2004. Again, this formulation has not been associated with any outbreak of lung injury.

For THC consumers

If you are a consumer of THC vapes, it would be advisable to stop using these products until such a time as the contamination is confirmed. If you do continue to use them, make sure you purchase them from a licensed dispensary and ensure that the dispensary is able to guarantee that the products they sell you have been tested for contaminants and do not contain any thickening or thinning agents.

The FDA advisory can be read here: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/vaping-illnesses-consumers-can-help-protect-themselves-avoiding-tetrahydrocannabinol-thc-containing



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