Recent Negative Media On Effects of Vaping

September 13, 2019

What’s it all about then?


We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the current state ion the industry
especially with regards to the latest developments out of the US so thought we would drop by to give all our awesome customers a bit of a run down on what is going on.


So what does it mean for Australia? This is not an easy one to answer, it is all in the hands of the legislatures for this fair country is the short answer. Whilst we hope that our decision makers will take a balanced view and look at the scientific and medical data from many countries we cannot say what they will do.


We here at The Co. are doing all we can to ensure that our local and federal members are aware of the many benefits of vaping and the damage it could cause to all of our customers and the vape community in Australia should they continue to legislate restrictions on vape products which hurts people looking for alternatives to traditional smoking products.


Some great groups fighting for a fairer deal for vapers in Australia are;


These bodies are fighting for your rights as vapers and to one day make it more accessible through fairer state and federal laws. 


You may be hearing a lot about the suspected cases of vaping related illness currently popping up in the USA, the most important thing to note here is that the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) has not yet found a commonly used product that can be linked to all cases. However the usage of CBD/THC and other illicit drug filled cartridges is commonly mentioned in these articles.


‘We do not yet know the specific cause of these illnesses. The investigation has not
identified any specific e-cigarette or vaping product (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges) or substance that is linked to all cases.’


Our own government is also worried about the epidemic in the US, releasing this
statement on their website only moments ago. But even they reiterate that no
specific product or substance has been identified as the cause;
'No single substance or product has been consistently associated with illness, although many patients have reported use of cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Further investigations are underway. E cigarettes are relatively new products and further research is needed to understand their long term impacts.’


Some other articles we’ve found interesting are;


But what about Trump’s declaration that he will ban all flavoured e-juice in a matter of months, I hear you ask... This is reportedly a reaction to the amount of children and teenagers becoming attracted to vaping, the common belief being that the candy flavours and packaging will attract younger people to the products. This is an issue that was being addressed already in the US with several manufacturers having already changed their packaging to avoid these issues.


The US were already bringing in legislation seeing all products tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that no juice contained ingredients that have been proved to be harmful. Many manufacturers in the US have been hard at work ensuring their compliance with this new act which was set to take effect as of March 2020, Trump’s recent declaration has drastically changed the tone of these discussions and thrown the industry a major curve ball.


While it's early days on the USA  legislation changes it highlights the need to ensure our rights are not challenged here is Australia.  Make sure to check out the two sites listed at the start of this post for Legalise Vaping Australia and ATHRA to see how your voice can help.

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