The Dangerous Truth About THC Vaping

The Dangerous Truth About THC Vaping

 10/18/2019 |  Views:296 |  Posted by: Michelle Volk |  Reading Time: 2 Minutes |  Article Tags: 

Vaping seemed relatively harmless. Sure, nicotine was never advisable, but it seemed safer than the traditional, combustible cigarette. After all, some of the toxic chemicals, tar, and smoke weren’t a part of the e-cigarette. As it turns out, vaping has a dark side.

Has a friend or family member has filled a room with this fruity smelling cloud? Perhaps you’ve tried it. Vaping shops have popped up all over the country and many people, especially young adults, use this unregulated, untested product daily. Although vaping was intended for tobacco, vaping THC is a trending behavior. The stigma of THC is changing since it is now legal in some states and has supporters who advocate for its natural, medicinal properties.

The truth about vaping THC: The controversial drug, tetrahydrocannabinol, may play a role in the serious lung diseases that have captivated our nation. This vaping-related health scare has shocked the vaping community and their loved ones as more cases come forward. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • 26 deaths in America are linked to the usage of vaping products, and an estimated 1,299 lung injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products have been reported to CDC. (https://www.cdc.gov/)
  • Of these cases, the majority of individuals are male under the age of 35.

The Bottom Line: We don’t know a lot about vaping THC, nicotine, or the mixture of chemicals.

  • We haven’t observed long-term effects.
  • We don’t know their role in these lung-injuries.
  • The industry is widely unregulated and untested.

Therefore, the CDC is encouraging that people refrain from vaping. One reason is because this deadly outbreak is still under investigation. However, there are still YouTube tutorials of how to mix THC and nicotine oils and also “boot leg” cartridges being used daily. The fact is, these THC/Nicotine vaping cocktails might be poisonous.

The best thing to do is to steer clear of all vaping.

If you are worried that your children, family members, or employees are vaping THC, we can help with our advanced testing. Great Lakes Labs call today for more information at (219) 464-8885 or (888) 464-8885.

Michelle Volk

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