Cancel the vaping panic? Investigators looking at use of illegal generic ‘Dank vapes’ as cause of deaths and illnesses
An entire industry is getting crushed because of illegal generic “Dank vapes”? WTF?
Investigators are focusing on Dank vapes as a mysterious lung illness continues to spread. A familiar underground product, it’s not a legal, tested brand.
“It’s a generic product name that doesn't really tie back to one store or one distributor.” https://t.co/S8P5OCPFp2
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) October 4, 2019
So anyone who wants to get into the vaping business can buy “Dank vapes” labels online. Wonderful:
“Dank Vapes appears to be the most prominent in a class of largely counterfeit brands, with common packaging that is easily available online.." https://t.co/8ZTzHfqFmc
— High Times (@HIGH_TIMES_Mag) October 4, 2019
It’s unbelievable that this is what caused the panic:
They “essentially sell empty packaging, and anyone can fill it,” he said. “It’s a business model that made sense. Anybody who wanted to make a buck.”@MichaelRBloodAP on "Dank" vapes:
— Stefanie Dazio (@steffdaz) October 4, 2019
More from the CDC here:
Illinois dept of health says most common product used were prefilled thc cartridges labeled “dank vapes”. Telebriefing happening now https://t.co/cms46xQ8im
— Matt From SMM (@SuckMyMod) September 27, 2019
So, will politicians end their crusade against legal vaping products now?
Investigators have not identified a culprit in the outbreak but say patients have frequently mentioned using Dank Vapes. https://t.co/H1jOugyCgV
— ABC21 WPTA News (@ABC21WPTA) October 4, 2019