As conflation between ecigs & vaping continues, public health will suffer
Well. Where to start with the debacle currently playing out in the US?
At the end of last month (August), there were reports of serious lung problems among the US population which, to begin with, were solely attributed to “vaping” (or “e-cigarettes” depending on which media outlet was reporting it) although the cases were logged much earlier. The numbers being reported (starting at around 200, and rapidly rising) were a cause for concern.
If you’ve been following this site for any length of time you’ll know that we’re all about nicotine and how to use it in safer ways. Our main focus is Heat not Burn systems, of course, but recently we’ve diversified a bit and started looking at pod systems and nicotine salt liquids, too. If it delivers nicotine without the harm of smoking, we’re happy to look at it.
So if we’ll look at any safer way of using nicotine, why not other drugs? Recently we were talking about the growing popularity of CBD – cannabinoid – vapour products, which a lot of people are now using for medicinal purposes. Traditionally, most people who use cannabinoids have gone for a variety of smoked products. Obviously we’re not supporters of these, because as well as involving inhaling smoke – which is bad for you – they’re also illegal. Vaped CBD, on the other hand, is a reduced-harm product, so we decided that was right up our street.