Just because a flavouring is safe to eat doesn’t mean it’s safe to inhale. But flavoured vapes have become common in countries like the U.S., thanks to a loophole in regulations.
Over 200 people, many of them teens, have fallen ill with a respiratory condition that seems to be linked to vaping. Two people have died. Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that health officials are investigating one specific chemical from cannabis samples: vitamin E acetate.
A new study by MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers found that many parents perceive e-cigarettes to be safer than regular cigarettes. Parents who vape were much more likely to vape in their homes and cars with their children present than parents who smoke traditional cigarettes, they concluded.