FDA STRENGTHENS POSITION THAT MODIFIED AND ILLICIT BLACK MARKET THC PRODUCTS LINKED TO REPORTED ILLNESSES
October 8th, 2019
On October 4, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued an updated statement strengthening its position linking illicit black market and THC vaping products to an overwhelming majority of reported vaping illnesses. While the exact cause of the related lung diseases is unknown, the FDA advises consumers to avoid tampering with vapor devices and strongly urges against the purchase and use of black market products, particularly those containing THC.
No products sold by VaporFi.com fall into the category of concerning products outlined in the FDA statement. By clearing the air and distinguishing the difference between illicit THC vaping products compared to the e-liquids and products sold by legitimate sources such as VaporFi.com, consumers can more confidently purchase the vaping products which have been used by millions of adult consumers for more than 10 years.
While the FDA continues to underline that adults who are not current tobacco users should not start using vaping products, the agency definitively states: “If you are an adult who uses e-cigarettes instead of cigarette smoking, do not return to smoking cigarettes.”
Vaporfi.com supports continued investigations by public health agencies in their review of these incidents and urges all adult users who choose to use vaping products to always buy from reputable sources and to not modify those products they do purchase.
Vaporfi.com encourages responsible regulation of the vapor industry, particularly restrictions around youth access and appeal, and good quality systems for the production its products.
VaporFi.comis a subsidiary of Turning Point Brands, Inc. (“TPB). As an industry-leading marketer of Other Tobacco Products (“OTP”) and alternative products, TPB is committed to providing quality products to adult consumers. To learn more, visit www.turningpointbrands.com.
To Our Valued Customers and the Public at Large:
September 12th, 2019
You may be aware of certain headlines describing health concerns about “vaping” and, speciﬁcally, recent incidents of injury or death. We would like to clarify the issues so that consumers and the public can take the necessary precautions.
Early research and data provided by our company scientists, as well as from the FDA and other public health entities, indicates that many of these recent tragic deaths are linked to the consumption of black market and/or adulterated THC cartridges. It is speculated, yet not fully conﬁrmed, that a molecule called Vitamin E Acetate has been responsible for the adverse health outcomes reported in many of the cases. Vitamin E Acetate can be formed when Vitamin E and Acidic Acid are present in a formula that has a pH value below 4.8. Our preliminary analysis shows that legitimate nicotine vaping products do not contain Vitamin E Acetate and do not have pH values below 4.8. In addition, VaporFi manufactured products do not contain Vitamin E Acetate.
We encourage you to not buy or sell black market products or thickening agents that can be used to modify products in a way that could result in the production of Vitamin E Acetate. Modiﬁcation of nicotine products is not only unsafe, but illegal. Further, we encourage everyone to educate themselves and share with others the importance of only purchasing products from reputable sources and to never modify them for other purposes.
As always, it is important to stay educated, informed and engaged. Thank you for your inquiries, and please continue to take the time to ask questions in order to better inform others. Hopefully, with your help, organized and responsible nicotine delivery companies can be separated from this misinformed media coverage. Our company will continue to lead eﬀorts to ensure quality assured products are available for our customers and the market.
What can you do?
1. DO NOT buy or sell black market products.
2. DO NOT BUY, SELL, OR USE THICKENING AGENTS that could be used to modify (adulterate) products in a way that could result in the production of Vitamin E Acetate. Modiﬁcation (adulteration) of nicotine products is not only unsafe, but illegal.
3. IF you vape, consider ONLY reliable products from responsible manufacturers.
4. EDUCATE yourself and others on the importance of purchasing products only from reputable sources and not modifying them for other purposes.
Chuck Charles H. Melander
Senior Vice President Operations & Quality Assurance
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