CDC Warning against THC Vaping
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC issued a warning against vaping THC products. The CDC has found that the majority of the patients affected with the lung illness acquired their pre-filled THC vape products off the streets.
THC vape products are different from nicotine products because instead of nicotine, they contain THC, which is the psychoactive component found in marijuana. However, black market THC vape products that are not sourced from legal dispensaries are unregulated and may contain other chemicals or no THC at all.
An independent testing by NBC news revealed that ten black market THC vape products contained a pesticide that can transform into hydrogen cyanide when burned. Hydrogen cyanide exposure can be rapidly fatal and has been used in chemical warfare and prison executions.
While the use of THC vaping products have been found to be a common denominator among patients, officials haven’t ruled out vaping products containing nicotine as a possible cause.
How to quit vaping?
The Lighthouse Treatment Center is responding to the rise in vaping among treatment residents and local community members by providing information on vaping health risks, evidenced-based prevention and cessation treatment options and treatment of addictive lifestyle behaviors to Lighthouse Treatment clients and the Anaheim Unified School District.
If you would like to learn more about how to quit vaping, contact Lighthouse Treatment Center today.
READ MORE FROM OUR BLOGS
THC Vape Warning Amidst Lung Disease Outbreak
Is Vaping Addictive?
Vape Victims: How The Juuling Epidemic Is Affecting Teens In America
Vape Pen: How Teens Are Using This Device To Smoke Drugs
Abrams, D. B. (2018). Harm minimization and tobacco control: Reframing Societal Views of Nicotine Use to Rapidly Save Lives. Annual Review of Public Health. 39, 193-213.
American Lung Association. (2019, August 20). E-cigarettes. Retrieved from https://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/e-cigarettes-and-lung-health.html
Glantz S. A & Bareham D. W. (2018). E-Cigarettes: use, effects on smoking, risks, and policy implications. Annual Review of Public Health, 39(1), 215-235.
Hess C. A., Olmeda P., Navas-Acien A., Goessler W., Cohen J. E., Rule A. N. (2017) E-cigarettes as a source of toxic and potentially carcinogenic metals. Environmental Research, 152, 221. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2016.09.026
Lohmann R.C. (2018). The Vaping Trend.