An Open Letter To Our In2Vapes Customers & Community On The Anti-Vaping News
An open letter to our valued In2Vapes customers and community:
My name is Luigi Saullo, GM here at In2Vapes. As a vaper myself for the better part of 7 years, e-cigarettes have helped me quit a 2 pack a day habit since day one, and I personally have not looked back since. The success stories through our 5 years of business at In2Vapes have been astounding to say the least. From our great staff, to you, our valued patrons, the continued success stories on your cigarette-free journey are what keep us in this business and allow us to continue to help new smokers daily.
As this industry continues to grow over the years, we know that there is conflicting information that may seem confusing to you, and we wanted to take this time to discuss the straight facts of what you or those close to you may be hearing in the media.
Public health units world wide are beginning to conclude that using e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool has been proven to be 95% safer than cigarette use. Let us be the first to say that our staff will always tell you, nothing is better than inhaling nothing at all. That being said, you are making an adult choice to select e-cigarettes as a harm reduction tool in relation to traditional analog cigarettes. And that first step we commend you on.
Recent news outlets have made recent reports linking e-cigarettes/vaping to 450+ cases of lung disease, death and hospitalization. The issue with the endless Facebook post shares, quick news bursts and the like is that this manufactured news does not portray the whole story. The panic must end today, and we as a company want to provide you with the pertinent facts to these cases.
Since 2010, there has developed a community of nearly 50-million vapers world-wide. As progress has been made in our industry, from welcome regulation and standardized production processes, only until recent has within a short period of time (few weeks), in a specific geographic region (e-cigarettes are available worldwide, not only in the US) and in a specific age group (adolescents or young adults) there are cases of severe, acute respiratory dysfunction that has resulted in 2 deaths and several hospitalizations. Now what does this tell us?
The travesty between our society and our news outlets is that we trust headlines to dictate our complete opinion on these topics without all the complete facts, and take it all as true. In actuality, the illnesses recently discovered in the United States are linked to illicit THC and CBD cartridges. Though yes, these products are being vaporized, they are in no way an e-cigarette as what we sell at In2Vapes. These illegal cartridges are being tested by many state health departments as you read this article.
Many state health units have already concluded that these substances are containing:
- Tocopheryl Acetate also know as Vitamin E Acetate (or any derivatives)
- MCT Coconut Oil
- LIPIDS of any nature (Fatty Acids)
- Food Colouring
E-cigarette liquids ONLY should include:
- Vegetable Glycerin USP 99.7%
- Propylene Glycol USP 99.7%
- Nicotine USP 99.9% Pure
- Food Flavors (also tested to ensure Propylene Glycol meets USP required standards)
In2Vapes takes a strong stand against carrying any e-cigarette related product that contains these ingredients. All e-juices sold by In2Vapes are made in ISO accredited labratories, with many of the test results on file proving their utmost quality.
Your 100% confidence in your next In2Vapes purchase is our utmost objective. Our staff will always be willing to educate and help you through your journey, and it is our responsibility to ensure that you are making an informed choice. As we continue to ensure supply to only 19+ customers, with the highest quality e-cigarette products, our team urges you as the consumer to take the current media with an educated perspective and pass along the information you have read today.
Again, the findings in the United States are a recent string of isolated cases involving illicit THC and CBD cartridges filled with chemicals not found in e-cigarettes, and illegal under the Canadian TVPA (Tobacco Vaping Product Act). Do not succumb to the recent manufactured media blitz berating the e-cigarette industry; no one has died from e-cigarette use, the vape you have in your hand while reading this letter will not cause you lung disease.
I truly wonder if once more of these conclusions come to light, the media will cover the story with the same headlines and intensity as they have in the last few weeks. Food for thought.