Vape Caviar electronic cigarettes and accessories are not intended for purchase or use by minors under the age of 18, nor are they intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. E-Cigs have not been evaluated or approved as a smoking cessation device by the Food and Drug Administration. Vape Caviar products are considered a smoking alternative and should be used as such.
What is an electronic cigarette?
- An electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, is an electrical device that simulates the act of tobacco smoking by producing an inhaled vapor bearing the physical sensation, appearance, and often the flavor (with or without nicotine content) of inhaled tobacco smoke, without its odor. The device uses heat to vaporize a propylene glycol or glycerin-based liquid solution into an aerosol mist.
Are electronic cigarettes safe?
- There has been media coverage about the safety of electronic cigarettes, which may be confusing and a bit scary. Electronic cigarettes are intended to be an alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes, but not as a treatment for nicotine addiction. The risks of electronic cigarette use are uncertain. This is due to there being little data regarding their health effects and to the variability of vaporizers and variability in liquid ingredients and in their concentration and quality, and thus variability of the contents of mist delivered to the user. The limited evidence suggests that e-cigarettes are probably safer than traditional cigarettes. They are similar in toxicity to other nicotine replacement products, but there is not enough data to draw conclusions. The evidence suggests that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted products such as a nicotine inhaler may be a safer way to give nicotine.
Are electronic cigarettes approved or regulated by the FDA?
- The FDA currently considers e-cigarettes to be tobacco products. Originally, it claimed that e-cigarettes are being used as smoking cessation devices and therefore they needed to be regulated the same as pharmaceutical nicotine replacement therapy drugs (NRTs). In 2009, the FDA ordered customs officials to start seizing e-cigarette shipments coming into the country.
- On April 25, 2011, FDA announced in a letter to stakeholders that it would not appeal the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Sottera, Inc. v. Food & Drug Administration, stating that e-cigarettes and other products are not drugs/devices unless they are marketed for therapeutic purposes, but that products "made or derived from tobacco can be regulated as "tobacco products” under the FD&C Act. The FDA stated that it is aware that certain products made or derived from tobacco, such as electronic cigarettes, are not currently subject to pre-market review requirements of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. It is developing a strategy to regulate this "emerging class of products" as tobacco products under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Products that are marketed for therapeutic purposes will continue to be regulated as drugs and/or devices.
- Contrary to some media reports and comments by legislators, regulation as a "tobacco product" under FSPTCA does not mean that e-cigarettes are automatically regulated in the exact same manner as tobacco cigarettes, ie., subject to PACT, flavoring prohibitions and indoor use bans nor subject to the same tax rates. However, it does mean sales of these products to minors are finally prohibited by law.
Do I have to be a legal age to purchase and use electronic cigarettes?
- No one under the legal smoking age in your country or state should use any electronic smoking device.
Can I use electronic cigarettes if I am pregnant?
- Electronic cigarettes should NOT be used by anyone who is pregnant, nursing or has health other serious health concerns without first consulting the advice of a physician.
What is E-Liquid?
E-liquid has 4 parts,
- (VG) Vegetable glycerin, or glycerol, is a clear, odorless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy or coconut oil,
- (PG) propylene glycol is a water-based, clear, odorless liquid, it is thinner than (VG) therefore providing the "throat-hit" that is similar to tobacco.
- Artificial Flavorings
- (Nicotine) is a toxic, colorless or faint yellowish oily liquid. It is highly addictive. People who regularly consume nicotine and then suddenly stop, experience withdrawal symptoms which may include cravings, a sense of emptiness, anxiety, depression, moodiness, irritability and inattentiveness.
What is nicotine?
- Nicotine is an alkaloid found in certain plants, predominantly tobacco, and in lower quantities tomato, potato, eggplant, cauliflower, green peppers and some teas. When absorbed in small amounts, whether from cigarettes, cigars or e-cigs, nicotine can cause stimulation, a feeling of relaxation, calmness, and alertness. The effects of nicotine can last from minutes to hours, and nicotine is considered habit forming and addictive. Nicotine is highly addictive.
How does nicotine effect the body?
- During inhalation, nicotine causes the body to release epinephrine, which is the "fight or flight" hormone. Epinephrine, what we know as adrenaline, makes the heart rate increase and raises blood pressure causing the body to become alert. Just 10 seconds after the initial inhale, nicotine is absorbed through the skin and mucosal linings in the nose, mouth and lungs and travels through the bloodstream to the brain. Nicotine only stays in the human body for a few hours. Nicotine creates a calm, relaxed and stress-reduced state, but it also impacts the body's glucose metabolism, which can lead to hyperglycemia and hyperglycemia, conditions associated with insulin resistance. Insulin resistance increases the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease.