Exactly! The problem is people are vaping THC oil that has vitamin E oil mixed with it and this is very dangerous to vape. This is not sold in Vape shops because vape juice sold on shop shelves is regulated. But what is being made and sold on the streets is not regulated. Do we actually believe that some of these young people that got sick would actually admit they were vaping THC in their vape pins and that is probably what made them sick?There have been no confirmed illnesses related to any vaping product or vaping liquid. The media has been really bad about reporting the illnesses with vaping. They have yet to name a product or company. It appears to be dangerous substances people are inhaling, not proper vape liquids. Vaping THC oil would probably kill you. Vaping water is actually pretty bad too. So kids vaping is pretty dangerous if they don't have good access to proper liquids. They may go into the kitchen and experiment with OJ or something. That would kill your lungs.
If someone got sick from a proper e-liquid, people would be all over that product or company and it would get pulled. For those trying quit smoking, keep on it. It works!
Also people are not properly cleaning their vape pins. Vape shop owners show people how to properly clean them but still they do not.
Should we then ban baby bottles because some people don't clean them properly so bacteria forms in them and makes babies sick?
And should we ban asma inhalents and cough syrup because some people use them to make crystal meth?
We do regulate those things though in how they sold. So the same is being done with vape juice sold in regulated vape shops.
Vape shops are regulated. Are not allowed to sell to any one under the age of 18. Exactly the same rules that apply to cigarettes. There has been no actual evidence scientific or otherwise that proves that REGULATED vape juice is a danger to the human vaping it or to humans around the person vaping it.
But there is all kinds of hard core scientific medical evidence that cigarettes are a real danger to people smoking and to people around people who are smoking.
Yet there is no ban on cigarettes.
Big tobacco lost so much business to the vape industry. Big tobacco has one of the biggest lobbies in Washington. They are behind all the over blown negative media coverage about vaping and they have lobbied and bribed every political leader their long arm is able to reach.
I recently heard that there is talk about a compromise that Trump has been in negotiation with E Juice companies about. That perhaps instead of a total ban on vape juice it be made that ONLY regulated licensed smoke shops be allowed to carry them. No gas stations or big box retail stores or any one else. Much the same as Medical Merijuna is sold in dispenseries. This way the sale of it can be kept contained and easier to watch over. This will also avoid E-juice being made on the street in the black market that would REALLY make it unhealthy for people to use. And make it even more easier for under age kids to get it.
And you better believe IT WILL BE MADE IN THE BLACK MARKET if it is banned from smoke shops. So I hope this compromise is really being discussed seriously and I hope it happens.
Millions of Americans have quit smoking and started vaping instead. For them it is the only means to successfully avoid real tobacco. It is totally unfair to take it away from full grown adult people just because some people worry their kids will be able to do it. Or because some people refuse to clean their vape pins or because some people choose to put illegal substances in them.
If this is to stand then remove alcohol and real tobacco products from the market and make those totally illegal too so your children wont be able to do that as well.
Lets just bring back total prohibition on every thing nasty we are afraid our babies might be exposed to.
Because this is not only about letting big tobacco do away with its only real competitor. This is about our ADULT freedom and civil rights. If our government leaders can just do away with something they personally do not like or have been bribed to do away with then nothing we make or sell is safe from the same thing happening if what we make or sell is causing its competitor a problem.