Vaping has become more and more popular over the last couple of years. For some people, it has become a smokeless alternative to smoking, while, for others, it has helped them kick the nicotine habit and still enjoy the act of “smoking” without inhaling smoke.
The History of Vaping
E-cigs haven’t been around for long. In 2003, a Chinese pharmacist, Hon Lik, patented his idea. E-cigs were first introduced in Europe and the United States in 2006. Researchers found in 2011 that smokers switching to e-cigs reduced the number of cigarettes they consumed was comparable to other smoking cessation aids. However, the FDA still does not recognize it as an aid in helping to stop smoking. As of April 2014, the FDA has proposed to regulate the production of e-liquid and e-cigs, which would require them to produce the inhalants in a cleanroom like the we build at Travis Clean Air. Some vaping facilities have started to adopt using cleanrooms as common practice to help protect themselves and the industry.
The Future of Vaping
Researchers have analyzed the fame of vaping and concluded it is not a fad and will be sticking around. The FDA is continuing to talk about their role in regulating the vaping industry. Research will continue as the product is around for longer around the long-term effects of vaping on the human body and the effects of second-hand vape inhalation. Many cities have restricted smoking indoors and some have even cut down on smoking in public places, like restaurant patios and outside buildings. So far, there are very limited restrictions on vaping in public. Many people aren’t sure about it because the practice is so new.
As more research surfaces, the laws and regulations will be formed around the practice of vaping. If you have questions about vaping and modular cleanrooms, contact us at Travis Clean Air. We’re currently consulting on USP Chapters 797 and 800.