Let’s not beat around the bush with this one, some positive vape news has been confirmed! The U.S. Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has publicly confirmed that zero-nicotine based e-liquid can be linked to the “vaping-related” lung disorder of this past summer. Over 150 THC-containing vapor products were identified in the CDC probe, none of which were FDA-regulated-nicotine-based-e-cigs.
This is great news for Mi-One Brands and many others in the industry. We have known, along with many others, that the idea of vaping regulated nicotine-based e-liquid resulting in becoming deathly ill was very improbable.
Vaping has been around for more than ten years and zero cases of these lung illnesses have ever been reported. Many in the vape industry believed it was obvious that regulated nicotine products were not the cause of these "vape related" lung illnesses.
The CDC confirmed that the cause of these illnesses, some of which have resulted in death, were THC enhanced-cartridges. These enhanced-cartridges contained additives like Vitamin E Acetate, which when vaped, creates the onset of a very drastic and potentially fatal lung illness that the CDC is calling EVALI.
Unfortunately, this CDC investigation didn’t move as quickly as we would have liked. The media has been pushing the narrative that vapes like Juul were causing these illnesses. THC users could have been under the impression from the media that vaping e-liquid was causing these illnesses. Therefore, believing that unregulated THC was a safe vape option. Collectively the media outlets did a horrible job of painting the picture to the public about what they should really be concerned about.
Here are the sellers who the CDC identified as the main culprits of tainted THC cartridges: Dank Vapes, The TKO, Smart Cart, and Rove Brands. However, these brands were 'Public Brands' where any average-Joe could order the Pre-Branded Packaging online to disguise their illicit product. Be cautious as a user, research the brands you use to ensure they are legitimately licensed to sell. Dangerous people are posing as legitimate cartridge companies with these brands.
Hopefully these CDC probe findings make their way in front of President Trumps desk and help him in making a reasonable solution for vaping amongst youth in America.
Nevertheless, truth is like the sun. You can shut it out but it’s not going away. And neither is Mi-One Brands!