vape safety

September 12, 2019

Potency of Wisconsin THC Cartridges May Be Higher Than Claimed

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin operation that manufactured thousands of vaping cartridges a day may have been packing them with far more THC oil than the packaging claimed, authorities said Wednesday. The revelation Wednesday from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office underscores warnings that people who buy vaping […]
September 13, 2019

Oregon Cannabis Retailers Are Pulling Vape Carts Off Store Shelves

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon marijuana retailers on Thursday began removing vaping products from their shelves and offering returns on previously purchased vape pens amid a nationwide scare over severe lung illnesses and deaths tied to electronic cigarettes. The move came after the agency that […]
September 19, 2019

How To Spot a Fake Vape Cartridge

This year’s alarming wave of vaping-associated pulmonary injury has already made up to 530 people sick and killed as many as six people. If you use disposable vaporizer cartridges, how can you make sure that the one you’re puffing on is safe? This is a […]
September 24, 2019

Journey of a Tainted Vape Cartridge: From China’s Labs to Your Lungs

Jon Doneson started feeling ill on a Friday morning in June, after he arrived home in New York on a red-eye flight from the West Coast. He’d traveled to China, then to California, as part of his job managing the back office of his wife […]
September 26, 2019

How Doctors Diagnose and Treat Vape Pen Lung Disease

Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury (VAPI) has become the official term that national public health authorities have given to clusters of sickened patients found across the US, beginning in Wisconsin this past spring. VAPI often presents as common pneumonia. It’s not, and antibiotics won’t clear it up. […]
September 27, 2019

Did Your State Ban Vaping? Check Here To Find Out

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday the Evergreen State would be joining a growing list of states taking action to curb vaping products in the wake of hundreds of lung injuries reported this summer. Pending a state Department of Health approval on Oct. 9, […]
October 4, 2019

California vape maker Kushy Punch caught making illegal products

David DownsOctober 4, 2019   Share   Print California state officials confiscated these Kushy Punch vape cartridges in their investigation of the company’s unlicensed Canoga Park facility. (Courtesy of CA Dept. of Consumer Affairs) California has a troubling new wrinkle in the vaping story rocking […]
October 16, 2019

How mainstream media botched the vape lung story

HealthPolitics David BienenstockOctober 16, 2019   Share   Print Former FDA head Scott Gottlieb called for legalization to solve the vape crisis, but Wall Street Journal editors blamed legalization for causing the crisis—over Gottlieb’s own story. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) In 1989, a mysterious […]
October 25, 2019

Health Canada speaks on the vaping-related illness crisis

Laura TennantOctober 25, 2019   Share   Print By now, many Canadians have heard about the slew of vaping-related illnesses and associated deaths that are seemingly sweeping the US. But what does this news mean for Canadians, with our recently legalized adult-use cannabis? In the […]
November 8, 2019

Vape injury update: CDC confirms vitamin E acetate as ‘very strong culprit’

HealthIndustry David DownsNovember 8, 2019   Share   Print On Nov. 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Aug. 30 Leafly findings of a new, toxic cutting agent in the illicit THC vape cart supply chain—vitamin E acetate. Above, a woman using a […]