In 2019, a sudden outbreak of severe lung injuries, some causing death, occurred in North America, mainly in the USA. Vitamin E acetate was identified as the additive in illegal THC cartridges that caused the injuries.
The messages from authorities, experts and health-related nonprofits through mainstream media, conflated two distinctively different activities:vapingTHC cartridgesand vapingnicotine eliquid.
THE RESULT WAS, AND IS, A MISINFORMED PUBLIC AND HEALTH COMMUNITY.
The UK reviewed the science on vaping around 2014: before the narratives were formulated and distributed to sovereign nations. They stand alone in being fully informed on and benefiting their citizens with tobacco harm reduction.