Lung injuries due to smoking are at a record high. In addition, teens are using vape. Stories about the risks of smoking vapes are flooding every newsfeed and social feed. As new information about injuries emerges, THC vape carts have been implicated.
More than 130 injuries resulted from vaping. First death recorded from vaping. A new kind of lung disease could be due to vaping. Vaping is banned. Vape flavor bans. If you’re on the internet, watching the news, or even reading the newspaper, you are likely to have heard of these headlines.
The misinformation, or the absence of facts, is a common theme in news reports. A lot of this can be attributed to the popularization of the topic and the desire to push out news as fast as possible, with no reliable data to back their claims.
However, the headlines for clickbait are engaging and thrilling. However, the majority of Americans go with what headlines are saying, according to The American Press Institute. Leaving them and a lot of others with the general belief that vapes can be dangerous.
AS LEADERS IN THE VAPE INDUSTRY, WE WATCH THESE NEWS ARTICLES ON VAPE CLOSELY.
Vape businesses are blamed for being a part of the term “VAPING.” It is assumed the vape industry is created equal. However, people who are close to the vapers and those in the vape industry are aware that this is not the reality. We are aware of the lengths in the field of research, testing, and quality assurance that are undertaken to create a high-quality vape producer. We also know that there is a complete opposite.
There are horror stories within the field of low-quality producers. Unregulated, cheap devices from China. Or vape juice prepared at home under unsafe conditions. Anyone thinking of getting into vaping might be thinking twice. Because these products can be branded as vape, they can be a source of negative publicity.
Also, we have heard of illicit vape carts for THC.
THC vape carts. Small accessories for vape pens packed with THC. Also known as E-joints, they have been around for some time. However, only recently have they received more media attention.
WHAT ARE VAPE CARTRIDGES?
Vape carts are connected to vape pens or e-cigarettes. They are often loaded with massive quantities of THC. The psychoactive chemical found in marijuana makes people feel high.
Vape carts are considered like refills of marijuana pens. If they were purchased, someone can buy the refill cartridge that is used for vaping. Similar to the vape pods that are sold in the market. Once connected to the device, the vape device is operated by the battery, which in turn is used to power the atomizer.
To illustrate, this is a picture of a vape machine on the left side and the way it appears when put together from the side.
The vape carts have been in use for a long time. Their introduction to the market for marijuana did not spark a riot. Businesses that had once marketed these as the next thing to watch disintegrated into nothing. The demand for electronic joins appeared to be lacking in the early days. Even with the marketing of famous magazines at the time.
WHAT ARE DANK VAPES?
A very popular fake name for vape carts includes ” Dank Vapes.“
Branded and professionally packaged. However, this company appears not to exist. If you search online, a variety of products are discovered. On websites, to Facebook profiles. Even those who love this fake brand warn others to beware of counterfeit versions that are offered on the street.
WHY ARE VAPE CARTS DANGEROUS?
Vape carts contain massive quantities of THC. The main ingredient in marijuana.
Although there are some certified and high-quality CBD and marijuana CBD vape carts available on the market, vape carts with illegal ingredients have become more popular. Most often, they are made by a person at home with unknown chemical substances. Smokers selling black market carts are also often taught the process of making these items by watching DIY videos and websites online. Websites such as YouTube have come under scrutiny for allowing these videos to be displayed.
Vape carts are illegal and unregulated. They are typically made in unsanitary conditions. It is made up of chemicals that are available in your local market or a grocery store. In addition, marijuana is not from a reliable source and isn’t checked for hazardous chemicals or pesticides.
A number of states and marijuana dispensaries are encouraging customers to stay clear of illicit drug vape products.
Recently recently, the FDA has identified a connection in patients who became sick from vape-related injuries. A vitamin E was utilized to cut. During discussions with the FDA and health officials from the state, a representative of New York also confirmed this chemical was detected in patients who developed illness after inhaling THC.
The development of illicit vape cart liquids could be a bit frightening. However, the risks of illicit vape carts bought on the streets are often concealed by their appearance.
WHAT DOES ILLEGAL VAPE CART PACKAGING LOOK LIKE? HOW TO IDENTIFY AN ILLEGAL VAPE PRODUCT.
The packaging of the illegal items can look similar to legitimate brands available. Sometimes, it can be superior.
The sellers of illegal vape carts are getting better at hiding their products as safe to unaware customers. They often appear to be professional-made items with packaging that is embossed and sealed to look like it is straight from the factory.
Many times, cute characters from childhood and popular brands are featured on the packaging of vape machines. The black market is utilizing brands associated with trusted brands. Illegally. The purpose behind this is to attract youngsters and give them an impression of professionalism.
Even though the packaging may appear genuine, the product may not be. It is simple to obtain what you need by purchasing the items on the internet. Starting with the cartouche to practice aging. The packaging further enhances the appearance of these illicit products; it makes them appear safe and trustworthy.
The most popular shopping websites from overseas have been a great source of knock-offs and cheaper items for years. False versions of your favorite shoe brand to illicitly branded versions of nearly everything popular. Vape cartridges that are empty and ready for filling with illicit vape liquids are not an exception. Anyone can find them. Making it more difficult to stop illegal production and distribution.
Packaging is also easily located and bought. Without a care in the world so,me of these companies use trademarks and brands. Finding packaging featuring your childhood favorite cereal or online game characters is just a one-click away.
When you look at the packaging, these illicit vape products are sold in ,and the packaging that vape companies are using, suing them for targeting youth is logical. Particularly if a young person purchases one and is discovered by an adult. A guardian unaware of these illicit products is likely to be worried. Perhaps calling for all vapes to be taken off the market. Or for state-wide vape laws to be put in order to stop the selling of these products.
However, none of these illicit products are actually a vape shop. Or adhere to FDA regulations.
WHERE ARE ILLEGAL VAPE CARTS BEING SOLD?
Lung injuries due to THC vape carts are being reported nationwide.
However, as with anything illegally sold. Identifying the source or the buyer can be difficult. Staying out of the eye of the law is vital since selling or possessing dangerous items can result in serious penalties. A lot of injuries related to news about vaping are unable to be traced to a specific source. The majority of vape cart owners do not reveal their exact location of purchase for the product. Recently, however, some users have been able to confirm that they purchased the THC vape device from a local vendor.
The issue of buying vapes illegally can be solved thanks to the many forms of electronic communication that are accessible these days. Most notably, social media. These platforms have provided the opportunity for many to speak up. They also proffered to promote drug users of all ages, no matter what age. The ease of using electronic payment methods has made it harder to trace. A lot of illegal sites also claim to offer delivery worldwide and confidential shipping. The problem of stopping these from reaching young people is e challenging.
There is more to be done to stop these shady online sales.
Online and vape stores, as well as stores, have strict systems of age verification witforasons. In order to prevent minors from purchasing vape juice on the internet. The possibility of buying vape online from these sites hinders the vape industry in general. Again, the meaning of “VAPING” is tied to the whole of. Even those who are following the rules and making sure the products are free of toxins.
Vape businesses are now burdened with battling the negative perceptions of the public about these illicit products.
Recent news has revealed the existence of illegal vape carts. We’re hoping that the media and the general public are well-informed enough to be aware that not all vaping is the same.
The idea of admonishing the term “VAPING” to these illegal vape carts is harmful to the industry. Reversing the progress created in both public and legislative perceptions.