Vaping: Viagra to inhale sold illegally

Vaping: Viagra to inhale sold illegally


We cannot say it enough: we must be careful when buying vaping liquids on the internet or elsewhere. Because fraud is rife, and products are not always very safe.

On October 11, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States, which manages among other things the marketing of drugs, wrote a warning letter to the Chinese producer HelloCig Electronic Technology Co, to warn it about its activity fraudulent. This Chinese company would indeed sell drug-based e-liquids, and in particular of Viagra, without prior authorization. The FDA cites two products in particular, “E-cialis” and “E-rimonabant”, which HelloCig claims to be FDA approved for erectile dysfunction and for weight loss, respectively.

However, the FDA stresses that although it has authorized drugs containing the same active ingredients as in these e-liquids on the American market, the latter have not been approved. Which is all the more dangerous as these active ingredients can interfere with the action of other drugs, especially against hypertension.

The FDA also recalls that there is to date “no e-liquids containing prescription drugs that have been shown to be safe or effective by this route of administration”. At present, the fact of vaping a medicineabove all is ineffective or even dangerous. So the FDA has called on the Chinese company HelloCig to withdraw these products from sale, at least for Americans. With no response and corrective action within 15 days, the FDA has said it will initiate criminal proceedings.

If the brand seems to have withdrawn the two products in question from its website (at least for France), it still offers a e-liquid based on vitamin E, whereas in reality it is only a question of an “aroma”, of a “flavor”, which in no way gives the virtues of the vitamin. A simple marketing strategy to ride the wave of health and food supplements.

Source: IFL Science

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