Amid the vaping crisis, China is putting its foot down. The country has the highest number of tobacco users in the world, and the Asian nation has not been immune to the turmoil of illicit vapes. As it currently stands, China has banned all sales of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18. But, they want to take it a step further. The exact controls China hopes to impose cover:
- Liquid tobacco (vape juice)
- E-cigarrete devices themselves
China could impose these regulations as early as October, and they are not the first country to take a stand. India, claiming the 2nd highest tobacco use on the planet, has already banned all transactions involving e-cigarettes this month. On the home front in the US, we are also seeing stricter regulations on vaping, with the Trump administration proposing a complete ban of flavorings. The state of New York is leading the charge, as the first to ban the sale of flavored e-cigs.
Part of the vape crisis stems from misinformation. One of the most popular manufacturers in the industry, Juul, claims “safer consumption”. However, the FDA refutes this. They say there is no evidence whatsoever supporting the notion the vaping is less harmful than traditional tobacco use.
In fact, China’s National Health Commission found that certain chemicals generated by e-cigs contain toxic compounds and harmful additives.
What are the signs of vape related illness?
Here in the US, there have been upwards of 380 confirmed and probable health cases related to vaping. Six of these have resulted in death. The victims symptoms can be summarized by:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
You can read Elyon Cannabis’ statement on the vape crisis here. The best way to remain safe while consuming cannabis vape cartridges is to purchase only through licensed storefronts and delivery services. If you’re looking for clean, lab-tested, additive-free carts, find a retailer near you.
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