The "Vaping Illness" Madness: What's Really Happening?

The Vaping Illness Explained, Vape360 Canada


Let’s take a moment to address what we’ve been hearing about in the news lately, "The Vaping Illness". Vaping, specifically eCigarettes, are under attack again. I know, AGAIN. There’s been misinformation, media hysteria, and as of right now, multiple flavour bans across US states. How did this happen? Where did it come from? And what’s the real threat? Well, don’t worry, we’re clearing the air (no pun) on the whole situation for you. 

As of late, multiple people have been getting sick, some of who tragically lost their lives. This illness was deemed “The Vaping Illness” by multiple US media outlets. It all started fast and spread like wildfire. After a couple days, many sources started reporting the main culprit, black market THC cartridges that contained Vitamin E Acetate. Vitamin E Acetate was used in these black market THC cartridges as a cost saving solution to deliver the THC and flavour at a lower cost. Unfortunately, Vitamin E Acetate is not meant to be inhaled, as the oil coats lungs causing breathing problems and resulting in pulmonary disease. Of course, if these black market THC cartridges were made in a certified lab, they would've known this. It is extremely important that everyone is educated on exactly what is causing this illness. We’re being misled by media hysteria and misguided by our elected officials who are supposed to be informed for our safety.

Let’s get one thing out of the way. Vape360 has never, and will never, sell products that contain known ingredients that are deemed harmful. We curate a specific selection of eLiquid & eJuice, all of which comes from reputable manufacturers in certified labs, using ingredients approved by the governing bodies. We vape the same products we sell, and we demand the best of the best.

eJuices & eLiquids are a harm reduction tool that we all use to help us quit smoking. Our target market has always been current smokers of traditional tobacco. If you’ve come into Vape360 to purchase a new device, you’ll know we never recommend anyone who is not a current smoker to take up vaping. We’ve made this recommendation since day one, and will continue to do so going forward. We’re not fools, we understand that inhaling anything into your lungs isn’t good for your health - harm reduction is our goal. We’re not in the vaping business because it’s cool, fun, or because it tastes delicious, we’re here because we’re all ex-smokers and want to offer a cleaner, safer, and healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes.

Whether you’re vaping nicotine based eLiquid, THC, CBD, or traditional cigarettes, never inhale a product that is not water-soluable such as Vitamin E Acetate (Tocopheryl Acetate) ), MCT Coconut Oil, Fatty Acids (LIPIDS of any kind), or food colourings, like those found in “The Vaping Illness” cases. You will get sick and potentially die. Instead, choose a reputable retail establishment that’s done their research and created partnerships with reputable certified labs like Vape360's done. 

Conveniently bundled in with the vaping madness of late has been teen vaping. Any one who’s been to Vape360’s homepage, or any retail location, will notice that we don’t take underage purchases lightly. We want to ensure that our products are being sold to adults and adults only. All of our employees are trained and vetted to ensure they’re under the same ideals - underage vaping is not taken lightly. We ensure the same practises online by shipping every package with a 19+ signature, where if age is not provided through government issued photo ID, the package will be returned to us.

I would like to take a second to extend my apologies to the person who was ID at 42 years of age this week - thanks for taking it as a compliment.

At Vape360, we aim to always provide quality products with reputable companies that have the same passion at heart. Since we started back in 2014, we have always been true to customer service, product quality, regulation, and honest feedback. We ensure all our products are safe and compliant with regulations, both with the ingredients and bottling & labeling process in accordance with CCCR2001.

Below you will find a few links to some positive creditable articles and videos to help inform on the real risks and issues aligned with vaping. Please view and share this information so we can continue to offer a safer alternative to traditional tobacco.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to or visit one of our locations to speak with a team member.

Thank you, 


"eCigarettes around 95% less harmful than tobacco" - Public Health England

* Collection over 3000 survey responses to date, is a group that looks at providing information on flavours and nicotine strengths in eLiquid that help keep people smoke free. 

1 comment

  • steve

    It’s pretty wild what people will believe if they see it on the news
    I’ts even more strange that people don’t research things themselves
    I’ts even MORE strange that people feel the right to educate others on things they have no understanding of

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