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Reported vaping illnesses and deaths mount: What CBD fans need to know


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Though many viewed them as safe alternatives to cigarettes when they rose to prominence, recent reports have shown negative health effects from electronic cigarettes and vapes.


Deaths from THC vaping specifically are up to five people overall in the U.S., with Minnesota recently reporting its first fatality from the products. Federal authorities have advised all of those who vape should stop immediately until they can determine what additives are causing the smokers’ illnesses and deaths, a matter of special importance for CBD fans.


According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Minnesota Department of Health said the state’s fatality came when an over-65-year-old patient who’d been hospitalized for months died of complications to lung diseases from vaping. [3]


Others in Illinois, California, Indiana and Oregon died from similar conditions and as many as 215 illnesses from vapes have been reported nationwide. [1]


“We are committed to finding out what is making people sick,” Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, told VICE magazine. “All available information is being carefully analyzed, and these initial findings are helping us narrow the focus of our investigation.” [1]


Cannabis blog Leafly suggests that some possible sources of the contamination in vape oil are addictive like medium-chain triglyceride(MCT), vegetable glycerin(VG) and propylene glycol(PG). [2]


Beyond the makeup of these vape juice recipes, a certain culture within some vaping circles that doesn’t accommodate for moderation hasn’t helped people to partake of the hobby healthfully.


Fans of cannabidiol, or CBD, the non-psychoactive relative of the THC that makes marijuana users high, should be aware of the alternatives to vaping in these times. If they choose to continue vaping, avoiding synthetic additives and other toxic particles should be seriously considered.


At Nothing But Hemp, CBD enthusiasts and newcomers can find important information about cannabis products and the effects they have on the body.


CBD tinctures, distillates and edibles are all available at varying levels of concentration, along with the compound in the form of skin care products and other offerings.


Nothing But Hemp also carries vaping products, and will continue to do so. Consumers across the country should be aware of the severe warnings and investigations by federal regulators into which vape chemicals and effects are responsible for illness and death as they consider whether to vape.


At Nothing But Hemp, organic and all-natural products are key to our function, and customers can expect these in our vaping offerings as well.


Vape products at Nothing But Hemp like Tribe-Tokes, Lumi CBD and Highest Health CBD have no additive solvents and are all natural extracts from the hemp plant itself.


Heed warnings about safety. Learn about the health effects of vaping. Consider Nothing But Hemp.


Sources

[1] https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/j5y5xd/experts-are-struggling-to-figure-out-why-there-are-so-many-vape-related-illnesses

[2] https://www.leafly.com/news/health/vape-pen-lung-disease-thc-oil-additive-investigation

[3] http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-reports-vaping-injury-death/559591192/

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