CDC Confirms Black Market Responsible for Vaping Injuries
Black market product, and not “vaping” in general was the cause of the recent outbreak of vaping-related illnesses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). An article by Competitive Enterprise Institute says that a new report issued by the CDC puts to rest the idea that lung injuries that garnered so much press this past summer were the result of “vaping.” The report makes it clear that the illness experienced by at least six patients was the result of black-market product.
The hysteria in the press over vaping-related illnesses this past summer caused bans of flavored e-cigarettes and even talk of banning all vaping products. It also had a heavy impact on legal THC vape sales throughout the U.S. But the new report from the CDC indicates the issues that caused the panic were not “vaping-related” but “black market related.” As stated in the post, “Instead of instituting better safety regulations and incentivizing consumers to purchase products legally, U.S. lawmakers have chosen to embrace prohibition, once again.”