Are Vaping Products Safe? Whats behind the recent deaths in the USA

Posted by Adam Cassano on

 

Greetings from everyone at Vape Shop Malta

 

We thought we would address the recent news articles regarding deaths in the USA which has been related to people using vaporisers.
 
There have been reports of a mysterious lung illness which has taken the life of several people in the USA. These cases are all within the USA and no reports have so far been made outside of it.
The CDC has been investigating these and has not pinpointed the issue but has eliminated the possibility of infection and believes it is caused by a chemical being added to the vape liquids (. So far the majority of cases are reported to be linked to THC containing E-liquid and not the traditional Nicotine containing E-liquid.
"Federal and state investigators said last week one of the most common threads in reported cases of the "severe pulmonary disease" was street-purchased tetrahydrocannabinol or THC oil from marijuana that contained vitamin E acetate."
Martin Dockrell, Head of Tobacco Control at Public Health England says: "A full investigation is not yet available but we've heard reports that most of these cases were linked to people using illicit vaping fluid bought on the streets or homemade, some containing cannabis products, like THC, or synthetic cannabinoids, like Spice.
The vaping market in the USA and Europe are managed and regulated very differently.
While Europe has alot of safeguards, testing and registration of products needed before something can be put on the market the USA has a much more relaxed look on vaping products and home mixes are very popular. 
This causes a higher risk of incorrect additives being added to liquids and incorrect mixing methods including hygiene. 

We would like to reassure all our customers that the products we use are 100% European regulated products which do not contain THC or Vitamin E acetate additives. 

All liquids have to undergo rigorous testing to ensure 
  • ingredients are of high quality
  • no extra ingredients are added and not labelled
  • packaging is informative and clear
  • bottles are leak proof and have child safety caps. 

All devices sold by us are also regulated and up to European standards. With regards to reports of "exploding" vape devices this is once again more of a USA thing than a European one. 
A Vaporiser is a device that uses a battery to heat a liquid to the point it evaporates. While the majority of devices are regulated (have a chip-set to control the power and provide safety limits like a mobile phone) there are DIY or Custom devices which are more popular in the USA. 
These devices use a heater connected directly to a high output battery. There is alot of room for error when doing this and on occasion if done incorrectly can cause in a battery to be damaged and either leak or set light. 
If you use a device with a chip-set which is much more common then it is as safe as your mobile phone which uses the same chemistry of battery. 

Please contact us if you have any concerns, we are always here to help you and give you the information you need to make an informed decision.