Many people start out with a small pen-like aparati which is considered an electronic cigarette but doesn't have the same satisfaction as when pulling off of a drag of a cigarette. By these I mean the disposable kind that are sold in plastic wrap in gas stations and convenience stores. The puff isn't the same... Continue Reading →
Jahan Marcu, Ph.D.
Jahan Marcu, PhD, reports on the hidden dangers of propylene glycol and vape pens that smolder.
Portable electronic devices, known as “vape pens,” are increasingly popular among medical marijuana patients and others because they provide a convenient, discreet, and presumably benign way to administer cannabis. But how safe are vape pens and the liquid solutions inside the cartridges that attach to these devices? Who knows what’s actually being inhaled?
It’s generally assumed that vaping is a healthier method of administration than inhaling marijuana smoke, which contains noxious substances that may irritate the lungs. Since a vaporizer heats the cannabis flower or oil concentrate without burning it, the active ingredients are inhaled but no smoke is involved. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work.
But there may be a hidden downside to vape pens, which are manufactured (typically in China), marketed, and utilized without regulatory controls. Available…
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A study that was released this past summer by Professor Igor Burstyn, Drexel University School of Public Health, confirms that chemicals in electronic cigarettes don’t pose a health concern to users or bystanders. This is a milestone for the industry because it is the first study of the ingredients in e-cigarettes and the findings are […]... Continue Reading →
My mom and dad come into my studio bedroom and say "it's cloudy in here." I take that as they don't like the fact that I am vaping indoors. They are worried about my health but I know and they know it's much better than cigarettes. My dad asks, "is that smell going to stick... Continue Reading →
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E-cigarettes are becoming more popular than cigarettes. I switched to vaping as soon as they came out, I was looking for a way out of smoking cigarettes, which was a nasty habit that I had for about 20 years. I found success in quitting smoking cigarettes by vaping and have been a satisfied customer and a... Continue Reading →