To whom it may concern…
Consider this a public service announcement intended to shine a little light for all vape heads (Vaporizer Users). The American Journal of Physiology published the results of study, where lab mice were exposed to e-cig vapor and non nicotine vapor from e-liquid. A couple of weeks later mic.com published a post interepreting the findings. The head line was Put Down The Vape: There’s Bad News Out There For Everyone Who Thinks E-Cigs Are Healthier Than Cigarettes.
All this said, we think there are key points brought up in this study, namely nicotine extracts, carrier liquid typically less than food grade glycerol and glycerine in combination with specific temperatures that resulted in adverse responses in the lung health of the lab mice. The study nor science.mic article actually cover vaporizing in the all the forms vaping includes. Vape heads know that Vaporizing refers to non combustion derived vapor intake of wax, oil, e-liquid, as well as dry contents. The study and the story only evaluate e-liquids and isn’t clear about the temperatures that trigger formaldehyde (carcinogen) formation with glycerols and glycerine. I appreciate the awareness the article inspires around the misnomer that E-Cigs are “healthy” alternatives to commercial cigarettes. Conversely, the post “Put down the Vape” and summary statement “anyone considering taking up vaping should be aware there’s probably no such thing as a consequence-free smoke yet“ are a little sensational.
I strongly recommend vaping dry herbs, and quality food grade nicotine free carriers at temperatures that do not cause combustion, or burning of your contents. There are number of dry herb vaporizers on the market. Some of my favorite brands based on quality ease of use and price are, DaVincci, Atmos, Kind-Pen, HipVap and Pax. Some sites with great selection of these products are portablehookahs.com and vapornation.com. You’ll find product reviews at Vape Nation as well as high Hightimes. Also, be sure to try vaping intentional smokable tea recipes comprised of 100% organic, fair trade, and wild crafted non-addictive alternatives to cigarettes.
Vaping in Solidarity,