Everything You Need to Know About the Flavored E-Juice Ban

Everything You Need to Know About the Flavored E-Juice Ban

What Happened?

On September 4, Michigan became the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes, with the exception of tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes due to recent uptick in lung illnesses believed to be related to using e-cigarette, or vaping. Just a few days later, Trump administration also calls for a ban for flavored vape juice. On September 15, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced that he would pursue emergency regulations this week to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.

 When Will Ban Takes Effect?

The ban won't go into effect yet — the announcement means that the emergency administrative rule process is starting. Emergency rules will take effect once they're approved and filed with the secretary of state, but the vaping ban rule hasn't been filed yet. The ban will likely be filed, and thus effective, within the next few weeks.The Ban will last for six months and then may be renewed for another six months.

The Truth

CDC reports that many of those who got sick were using an additive used in black market vape oils from vitamin E. You have probably heard about vitamin E acetate from the last couple weeks, but what it vitamin E acetate and does your e-juice contain vitamin E acetate? 

Vitamin E acetate is one of many chemical structure of Vitamin E. It is commonly used in skin care products and dietary supplements. Inhaling Vitamin E acetate can disrupt the function of the fluid lining the surface of the lungs. Drug-involved vitamin E oil inhalation injuries have been documented dating back at least to the year 2000.

So, does your e-juice contain Vitamin E acetate? The answer is no. E-liquid for nicotine and free base vaping doesn’t contain thick cutting agents, which are as dense as cannabis oil itself and would be useless in liquid-based vape juice. 

What Can You Do?

We encourage that you sign petition and contact your congressmen and representative to tell them how vaping helped you quit smoking. It is a hard time for all the vapers out there, we shall all fight through this.

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