Laced vapes? Vitamin E? Fentanyl? Heroin? What the #$&! is going on?

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Hey, guys, it’s Dawn here again and unlike last week where I had very little to say, this week I have a TON to say. I do not intend on saying it nicely either. Because the strait out truth is I am MAD. Mad and frustrated and confused… So now, let’s talk about laced vapes /e-liquids.

Laced Vapes

Part of my job is keeping up on what is going on in the world of e-cigarette and vapor products. For the most part, is a spectacular job. In order to do that job, I tend to spend a lot of time browsing the internet’s news feeds and other sources. Over the last 6 months-ish, I have noticed a trend of reports having to do with laced vapes /e-liquid.

Now you would think with all the recent reports of THC cartridges that use a Vitamin E compound causing deadly lung illnesses people would STOP adding things to their vapes that do NOT belong in them. Unfortunately, you would be wrong.

The headlines

I am not just being an alarmist either. Laced vapes have taken on a whole new level of stupid. Here take a look at these headlines yourself. If these don’t prove how freaking idiotic people are being when it comes to what they lace vapor e-liquid with I sure do not know what would.


“E-cigs are being adapted to smoke heroin, crack cocaine and ecstasy to make detection harder”


“DEA warns public of fentanyl ending up in vape cartridges”


“DEA says fentanyl is now found in unregulated vape cartridges


“People are vaping THC. Lung injuries being reported nationwide.” 


“Why Some Meth and DMT Users Are Using Vapes”


“Man dies after vaping liquid fentanyl”


“More than 100 vape cartridges found after 2 W. Virginia teens overdosed using heroin-laced pens”


The laced vape list goes on and on and on and on… and on…

Now just to be clear, that bull crap up there ↑ Causes this bull crap here ↓

“Henry Ford says its doctors performed first double-lung transplant in vape-injured patient”

And this is the new fashion statement you will get to make ⇓ (Snipped image links to a Washington Post news article regarding vaping related lung illnesses.)

vaping related illness

For Pete’s Sake

So on the bottom of my screen is a little Grammarly icon that tells me what the “tone” of my writing is. As a rule, I try to keep a friendly, happy and informative tone when I do these blogs. Today though it says I am disapproving, angry, sad and worried.  I have to say, I am not surprised. I AM worried and I DO disapprove of what is going on here. This situation does make me sad.

These products were designed to help folks like me. Smokers who are so addicted to smoking that even as their friends and loved ones die from COPD and Emphysema, they still light up. All the while knowing that they too will probably die gasping for breath in a hospice bed.

But I am also a Mom

So then what? What is the best way for me to protect my 21 and 23-year-old daughters?  Do I fight for an industry that may very well save my life and risk theirs?  Or since the industries not to blame do I put the blame where it really belongs, the black market? The thing is NONE of these laced vape products can be bought at a reputable brick and mortar e-cigarette or vapor shop.

So as a Mom

I have decided the BEST way for me to protect my girls from these laced vapes is with the truth. The truth is a powerful educator. I had already warned them about the dangers of nicotine and nicotine addiction. I told them that even when it comes from an e-cigarette nicotine addiction is real and bad. They listened, neither use nicotine.

Now I am telling them something else. I am telling them about the dangers of aced vapes. The truths about how much damage these products can do. I am letting them in no uncertain terms that IF they ever decide to use a vape device for ANYTHING they need to know what’s in it, who is selling it and where they are getting it from. With no exceptions. If a supplier can not tell you all of that information….leave. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, just leave. The risk is just not worth it.

Food for thought

Before I leave you today I would like to give you a little quote I heard recently. I think it’s relevant in its own way.

“You are always 2-minutes from death, then you take a breath and restart your 2-minute timer.”

Think about that. Without that breath, when your 2 minutes of being able to survive without oxygen runs out, so do you. And there are very few exceptions to that rule.

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Thank you so much for taking the time, I hope to see you again here next week.


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