Indeed, under their latest Recommendations for the Public amending, the FDA tells us "do not use vaping products that contain THC." The update also recommends that we "do not use vaping products—particularly those containing THC—obtained off the street or from other illicit or social sources." Aftermarket modification and the use of any of these products by young and/or pregnant individuals is also targeted.
That aforementioned confusion, of course, has arisen due a need for more details surrounding the hundreds of reports of lung-related injuries in the U.S. While bootleg vaping devices and THC have been named in warnings of this nature, it's not been made clear whether legitimate THC vaping products from authorized dealers in weed-legal states or bootleg products purporting to contain THC are largely to blame.
However, per a recent Washington Post breakdown of what's gone down in the vaping fallout thus far, "many victims" have reported purchasing "marijuana pods and other vape items" off the street.
Meanwhile, some doctors and other medical experts have expressed fears that a widespread stigmatization of vaping without accessible detailed knowledge to the public could embolden the cigarette industry.
"The problem here is we have convinced adult America that vaping is as dangerous as smoking—and nothing could be further from the truth," Kenneth Warner, professor emeritus at the University of Michigan's school of public health, recently told KGMI.
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