More vapers are making their own juice, but not without risks

CNN
4w
6m read
Summary

But if not done carefully, making e-liquids at home may pose risks including accidental exposure to high doses of liquid nicotine, the use of dangerous oil-based flavors and possible product contamination. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does regulate commercial vaping products to some extent. Danielle Jones sits at her dining room table, studying the recipe for Nerd Lyfe (v2) vape juice. In a potentially significant breakthrough, the CDC on Friday said it had identified a link between the mysterious outbreak and vitamin E acetate, an ingredient sometimes added to marijuana-based vaping products. Though a first-time DIY-er, Danielle Jones may have better access than many people to advice on making e-juice safely at home.

Article Preview

Danielle Jones sits at her dining room table, studying the recipe for Nerd Lyfe (v2) vape juice. The supplies she's ordered online are arrayed before her: a plastic jug of unflavored liquid nicotine, a baking scale and bottles of artificial flavors that, combined, promise to re-create the fruity taste of Nerds Rope candy in vapor form. This is Jones' first attempt to make her own e-liquid after buying it for the past five years. Jones, 32, wants to be prepared for the worst-case scenario: a ban on the sale of the e-liquids she depends on to avoid cigarettes. "Even though I haven't touched a cigarette in five years, the pull is always there. It's so easy to...

Read the full article @ CNN