OtherGround Forums Vaping deaths/injuries. What's causing them?

9/9/19 9:16 PM
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Since the CDC, FDA, FBI, CIA, NSA, NRA, AFL, CIO, and no one else knows, I figured I'd turn to the all-knowing OG.

Surely someone here has to know WTF is going on. Seems like it's something that builds up over time but relatively quickly. From the reports I've seen, most of them involve THC vapes but so far the brilliant govt agencies haven't been able to figure it out.

I'm actually worried because I do use weed cartridges. So far I haven't died from it, at least not that I know of, but I think until they figure it out I'm gonna switch 100% to edibles.

So, what's actually causing the illnesses and deaths?
9/9/19 9:17 PM
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My guess is something to do with blood or air not making it to the brain or something 

9/9/19 9:18 PM
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The_Pundits_Ghost - 

My guess is something to do with blood or air not making it to the brain or something 


It's destroying their lungs, not their brain.
9/9/19 9:21 PM
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Vitamin E getting put in THC carts is the most likely culprit from what I've been reading lately. Very scary stuff since there's a TON of black market THC carts out there right now. 

9/9/19 9:23 PM
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Hot oil vapor on lungs?   No es bueno.  

9/9/19 9:23 PM
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LieDetector - 

Vitamin E getting put in THC carts is the most likely culprit from what I've been reading lately. Very scary stuff since there's a TON of black market THC carts out there right now. 


Is it only the black market ones? I get mine from legal dispensaries in CA.
9/9/19 9:25 PM
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What’s causing vaping deaths?

 

Vaping.

9/9/19 9:30 PM
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solution --smoke weed and buy from your local guy. don't allow a government monopoly.
9/9/19 9:34 PM
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angryinch -
LieDetector - 

Vitamin E getting put in THC carts is the most likely culprit from what I've been reading lately. Very scary stuff since there's a TON of black market THC carts out there right now. 


Is it only the black market ones? I get mine from legal dispensaries in CA.

The counterfeit market is so elaborate that I wonder if they even know if they are getting legit ones. Check out alibaba to see all the fake carts and packages you can buy from China and fill yourself.  I’ve quit carts all together because of it.  Vaporizing bud atm (arizer solo/air) but thinking of growing my own and just making butter and coconut oil to put in foods.  I don’t enjoy the high like I used to but I do like how it relaxes me.  

 

I think California and Colorado are fine (Canada too if that’s what you mean by CA) but in VA I get the occasional alcohol smelling/tasting/harsh cart and all I can think of is some brain dead stoner looking on YouTube and making this shit in their garage.  

9/9/19 9:35 PM
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Anyone dying from standard e juice? I've been vaping for years using good quality juice, and not head shop junk. 

My lungs are clear enough to do hours of hiit cardio. 

Hope it doesn't suddenly sludge up and kill you. 

9/9/19 9:41 PM
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iclimb513 - 

Anyone dying from standard e juice? I've been vaping for years using good quality juice, and not head shop junk. 

My lungs are clear enough to do hours of hiit cardio. 

Hope it doesn't suddenly sludge up and kill you. 


I don't think you can know that without some diagnostics and scans. Most of the people who have been getting sick were fine one day then not fine the next. Basically, their lungs were slowly getting fucked up and they didn't know until suddenly they got sick.
9/9/19 9:43 PM
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LieDetector -

Vitamin E getting put in THC carts is the most likely culprit from what I've been reading lately. Very scary stuff since there's a TON of black market THC carts out there right now. 

Thats what ive heard, over the counter stuff is fine, its the back alley shit thats killing

9/9/19 9:44 PM
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I've heard it always follows a sudden moment self-awareness. 

They die of embarassment. 

#sayNOtoMouthFedoras

 

9/9/19 9:45 PM
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This is why I went back to cigarettes.
9/9/19 9:48 PM
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We have some smart medical guys on here im sure someone will enlighten us.

9/9/19 9:49 PM
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jpm995 - 

We have some smart medical guys on here im sure someone will enlighten us.


Already posted. It's vitamin E being used as a thickening agent in black market carts.
9/9/19 10:15 PM
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Vaping = Sucking a robots dick.

So its robot AIDS.
9/9/19 10:22 PM
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Vaping is perfectly healthy and it’s bullshit that these people are spreading lies about the safest product a person can do

 

 

9/9/19 10:38 PM
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jpm995 - 

We have some smart medical guys on here im sure someone will enlighten us.


Already posted. It's vitamin E being used as a thickening agent in black market carts.

How come none of the agencies looking into it have managed to figure it out yet?
9/9/19 10:47 PM
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Most of the injuries and explosions are due to poor battery safety with mechanical mods.

Mechanical devices do not have a chip that will stop firing your device if it is fired too long, or not allow you to fire if your batteries are in shitty condition.  You also need to build appropriate  ohm coils for your battery, so it doesnt go boom boom.

When you see someones pocket explode....Its usually either loose batteries making contact with pocket change or the mech mod firing off for a long time, with a build that stresses the fuck out of the battery.

9/9/19 10:48 PM
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Forrest Spliffn - 

Most of the injuries and explosions are due to poor battery safety with mechanical mods.

Mechanical devices do not have a chip that will stop firing your device if it is fired too long, or not allow you to fire if your batteries are in shitty condition.  You also need to build appropriate  ohm coils for your battery, so it doesnt go boom boom.

When you see someones pocket explode....Its usually either loose batteries making contact with pocket change or the mech mod firing off for a long time, with a build that stresses the fuck out of the battery.


this isn't about the exploding ones. That's a whole other matter. This is about something in the vape smoke that destroys lungs.
9/9/19 10:52 PM
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You put smoke in your lungs dingo!! What the hell you don’t understand?? Oh, and i heard drinking gasoilne also works. 

9/9/19 10:55 PM
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R1WARRIOR - 

You put smoke in your lungs dingo!! What the hell you don’t understand?? Oh, and i heard drinking gasoilne also works. 


If you have a stomach virus, drinking bleach will kill it. Absolutely true!
9/9/19 11:05 PM
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I'm guessing it's something burning off the coils, maybe some heavy metals 

9/9/19 11:05 PM
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angryinch - 
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jpm995 - 

We have some smart medical guys on here im sure someone will enlighten us.


Already posted. It's vitamin E being used as a thickening agent in black market carts.

How come none of the agencies looking into it have managed to figure it out yet?

Because they're government agencies with unlimited budgets. They're generally 40-50 years behind the curve.