FDA Tells Public to Stop Using THC Vaping Products

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers to stop using vaping products containing THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

There have been more than 1,000 reports of lung injuries—including some resulting in deaths—following the use of vaping products, CNN reports. The FDA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and local public health agencies, to investigate the illnesses.

A majority of samples involved in the reported lung injuries have been identified as vaping products containing THC. The FDA is warning consumers not to use vaping products—particularly those containing THC—obtained off the street or from other illicit or social sources. “Do not modify or add any substances, such as THC or other oils, to vaping products, including those purchased through retail establishments,” the FDA advised.

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    donna

    October 14, 2019 at 10:41 AM

    In response, how can you make this over-arching statement when we do not know what are in the “commercial vaping products?”

    There are no required manufacturing and labeling standards, people have no idea how much nicotine is in the product…just because it has a label. I am not aware of any submission to FDA by any manufacturer that stipulates there is an evidence base for cessation. More like, the evidence is pointing to poly-use. Would you vape hotdog water? Why not?

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    Fr. Jack Kearney, M.Div., CATC IV, CATE

    October 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Yes, people shouldn’t use street contaminated e-liquid with THC, Vitamin E, etc.
    Regular commercial vaping products with nicotine remain a relatively safe, evidence-based tool for adults to quit smoking.

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