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  • I'm gonna continue to vape.

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  • I plan to quit vaping.

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  • I will stop vaping until we get more info.

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  • I'm going back to smoking.

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    The Vaping Epidemic

    What the hell is going on? And What are u doing about it?

    so E-cigarettes or vaping have around for almost 2 decades now, but have really gained popularity in the last 10 years or so. over that time, there have not been no documented health risk associated w/ vaping that i can recall. now within the past 2 months or something like that, there are 500 suspected cases of acute lung disease and over a half-dozen deaths across 33 states attributed to vaping. what the hell is going on? is this for all vape products (or just the THC ones)? are teens/young adults more at risk? is the black market to blame or does there need to be more government oversight? this has turned into a real epidemic.

    i think there has gotta be something going on. something has changed in the manufacturing process or there's gotta be some bad batches of E-juice out there. after so many years, why does this all of a sudden become such a health risk? esp to some of the youngest and newest vapers. it's very scary. i started vaping myself (again) back in March/April. i refill my Smok at least once a day w/ e-juice that has 6 or 3mgs of Nicotine. i was planning to stop (again) and i think i will do that when this glass runs out. what about you? do u vape and what are our thoughts on this epidemic.
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    I work for a vape company, though I hate vaping.

    There's nothing healthy about inhaling stuff into your lungs. But if you ban vape, ban cigarettes too. Cigarettes are much worse than legitimate (non blackmarket) vape.
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    What's going on is that the big tobacco companies are not enjoying the competition for "their" money. Draw your own conclusions.

    (Full disclosure: I'm not now & never have been a smoker of anything. Couldn't pay me to smoke...anything.)
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    Re: The Vaping Epidemic

    Donít smoke period is my best advice. If you do, pot is actually the ďhealthierĒ option as long as itís clean. Idk how people really thought that inhaling vapor filled with chemicals was/is harmless... I think that itís become a trend recently and exploded in popularity thus increasing the amount of users. In turn the amount of reported medical issues increases to a point where it gains media attention. I wouldnít classify it as an epidemic though because itís people being stupid and doing it to themselves. Itís by no means a disease of any kind which is what epidemic refers to.


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    Re: The Vaping Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    What's going on is that the big tobacco companies are not enjoying the competition for "their" money. Draw your own conclusions.

    (Full disclosure: I'm not now & never have been a smoker of anything. Couldn't pay me to smoke...anything.)
    Honestly thats one of my first thoughts too.
    Not to sound like I need a tinfoil hat BUT all these years and then out of the blue.......

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    Re: The Vaping Epidemic

    Not much different than when the big tobacco companies marketed smoking to be "cool" (knowing full-well the harm they were doing for profit)...and now they've
    just replaced (marketed) one addiction for another. I agree it's self-inflicted damage...don't come crying to me when your lungs give out.

    And if you think the big tobacco companies are just going to sit back & play "nice" while their profits go down...I have a bridge for sale...in Florida.
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    Re: The Vaping Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    What's going on is that the big tobacco companies are not enjoying the competition for "their" money. Draw your own conclusions.

    (Full disclosure: I'm not now & never have been a smoker of anything. Couldn't pay me to smoke...anything.)
    Big tobacco owns or bought in real big in these vape company's.

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    Re: The Vaping Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Joesmith View Post
    Big tobacco owns or bought in real big in these vape company's.

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    I know that...but it's not the same as far as their profits (& control) go. At least that's what I've heard & read.
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    its from Vi5tamin E acetate. which is not even in vape juice. its in THC vape juice

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    Re: The Vaping Epidemic

    I think a lot of this has to do with deregulation in the vaping corporations, and so many newer companies trying to capitalize off of the vaping craze. (ill name names... juul.) they put so many chemicals into their pods.. not to mention 1 juul pod has more tobacco than an entire pack of cigarettes, and juuls "anti smoking campaigns" for teens/young adults are just pro vaping campaigns and claim its better for you (it poses the exact same risks as smoking.) not to mention the flavors, though nice for legal adults, are 100% contributing to the amount of nicotine addicted teens and children.

    another thing to mention, with thc/cdb vaping, getting cartridges off the street is so dangerous because they are more likely to be not just watered down but full of chemicals and sometimes even laced. so if you are in a state where thc is illegal, or too young, buying it off the street is a huge huge risk many may not realize. this is the same with buying juul pods or nicotine vape cartridges off the street when you are underage. its all so dangerous.
    ((of course vaping is a good way to help quit smoking for people who were already cigarette addicted, but now with all the chemicals being put into it... im not so sure! ))

    all in all, i think there should be MUCH more regulation on these.

    anyone else have any thoughts?

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