The latest data from the CDC and FDA continue to point directly at illegal THC products. 440 samples have been analyzed from 18 States and still nothing points to conventional vaping products, so breathe another weekly sigh of relief.
From the FDA:
"This is why today, we’re strengthening our message to the public in an updated consumer alert stating that they should not use vaping products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. Additionally, consumers who choose to use any vaping products should not modify or add any substances such as THC or other oils to products purchased in stores and should not purchase any vaping products, including those containing THC, off the street or from other illicit channels."
From the CDC:
"Most patients report a history of using THC-containing products. The latest national and regional findings suggest products containing THC play a role in the outbreak."
Despite these facts reported straight from the source, the media and public officials continue to incorrectly lump legal conventional nicotine vaping products in with bootleg THC. This confusion is being leveraged by health organizations to try and ban vaping flavours (and vaping altogether) in multiple Canadian and American jurisdictions, even though only 16% of these cases involve individuals under the age of 18 and conventional vaping products are not suspected of being at fault. Please take any opportunity to educate others including friends, family, the media and government officials. We've fought too hard to help smokers quit only to have these products tarnished by false information.
Take care and have a great weekend!
-The TheraVape Team.