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Future Trends in Vaping?

20th November 2014

With patents being applied for the addition of cannabis oil to an e-cigarette and now vitamin infused e-liquids emerging, what direction will the vaping market take in the future?

Adding cannibis oil to an e-liquid may not be as bad or controversial as it may appear, provided the oil is extracted from special strains of industrial hemp which is very low in THC (the component linked to psychosis) and instead high in Cannabidiol which may have strong health benefits (for at least some uses), anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour effects, and cause emotional relaxation in Social Anxiety Disorder and has an anti-psychotic effect. This of course would be difficult to market as e-cig liquid manufacturers cannot advertise health benefits and would attract controversy.

The claims that nicotine in nicotine inhalers and most e-cig liquids, is also (with very preliminary evidence) able to possibly encourage certain lung tumour cells to grow, however this is known to be a small component of the carcinogenicity of tobacco smoke so you still lower your risk by switching to a nicotine inhaler or vaping, and new animal studies refute this. However, this theoretical risk could be overcome by addition of natural compounds to the e-liquid that are known to strongly terminate cancer cell growth and reverse changes in cells that can later cause cancer, which may be triggered by many things including tobacco use, air pollution and lifestyle. Cannabidiol is just one of many such compounds that could do this (see here and here). The same possibilities exist for natural anti-bacterial and anti-viral compounds that may protect users from MRSA bacterial infections of the airway and respiratory viruses such as common colds.

Addition of certain vitamins to e-liquid requires special consideration since the airway is not normally used to receiving vitamins directly, and some vitamins such as thiamine, folic acid, and vitamin K can stimulate bacterial replication.