A Statement On The Recent Media Coverage Of Vaping

A Statement On The Recent Media Coverage Of Vaping 1

Recently there has been widespread media coverage of unfortunate ‘vape’ related medical issues.
Initially there were reports from the US of an outbreak of vape-related lung disease, which has since been confirmed to have resulted from illicit THC (cannabis) liquid containing vitamin E Acetate, an oily substance that collects in the lungs and can lead to complications.

These occurrences are exclusively in the US and stem from unregulated and illegal liquids, usually homemade.It was unfortunate to hear in yesterday’s news about a young man in the UK who became unwell after allegedly using e-cigarettes. Aged 16 when he began vaping, he was treated for hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) which is a type of allergic reaction to something that’s inhaled commonly associated with a range of allergens (it has been known as anything from ‘farmers lung’ to ‘trombone-players lung’). It is effectively an allergic reaction that causes inflammation of the lung tissue.
This case has recently come to light, after appearing in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood in 2017, seemingly to provoke more anti-vaping sentiment on the back of the recent news out of the US.

In 2016 stringent regulations and guidelines were put in place to ensure consumer safety when using vaping products.
These guidelines include ingredients that are, and are not, allowed to be used in the E-Liquids available to purchase in the UK.
These regulations and guidelines are enforced by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on behalf of the UK Government.

TABlites would like to take this opportunity to let all of our customers and clients know that all our products are rigorously tested and submitted in accordance with the MHRA regulations and guidelines and none of them contain anything that is prohibited by them. We are not aware of any product TABlites stocks being linked to any health scare, nor do we anticipate there to be in the future.

Public Health England continue to reinforce their findings that vaping is 95% safer than smoking tobacco, which kills 220 people in the UK every single day.
You can read more about Public Health England’s stance at: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2019/10/29/vaping-and-lung-disease-in-the-us-phes-advice/ 

If you have any questions or concerns please get in contact with TABlites on info@tablites.com or call 0161 723 0064.
We are happy to help with any enquiries.