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HAVE TO DO WITH WHERE THEY GET THE PRODUCTS AND NOT VAPING. THE PRODUCTS AND NOT VAPING. JANIS MACKEY FRAYER IS IN CHINA. JANIS MACKEY FRAYER IS IN CHINA.>>Reporter: THIS IS THE WORLD’S>>Reporter: THIS IS THE WORLD’S VAPING HEARTLAND. VAPING HEARTLAND. A FIVE-SQUARE MILE DISTRICT, THE A FIVE-SQUARE MILE DISTRICT, THE SOURCE OF 90% OF THE VAPING SOURCE OF 90% OF THE VAPING SUPPLY CHAIN. SUPPLY CHAIN. WHERE HUNDREDS OF CHINESE WHERE HUNDREDS OF CHINESE FACTORIES WITH MAKING, TESTING FACTORIES WITH MAKING, TESTING AND EXPORTING NEARLY EVERY AND EXPORTING NEARLY EVERY VAPING PRODUCT ON THE PLANET, VAPING PRODUCT ON THE PLANET, FROM CIRCUIT BOARDS AND FROM CIRCUIT BOARDS AND BATTERIES TO LIQUID-FILLED PODS. BATTERIES TO LIQUID-FILLED PODS. IT LOOKS LIKE BUSINESS IS IT LOOKS LIKE BUSINESS IS BOOMING. BOOMING.>>OH, ABSOLUTELY.>>OH, ABSOLUTELY. BUSINESS IS SO GOOD AND THE BUSINESS IS SO GOOD AND THE MARKET IS GROWING SO FAST. MARKET IS GROWING SO FAST.>>Reporter: WE WERE GIVEN>>Reporter: WE WERE GIVEN SPECIAL ACCESS TO PRODUCTION SPECIAL ACCESS TO PRODUCTION LINES AND TESTING LABS HERE TO LINES AND TESTING LABS HERE TO SHOW WHERE IT ALL BEGINS BEFORE SHOW WHERE IT ALL BEGINS BEFORE REACHING STORE SHELVES AND VAPE REACHING STORE SHELVES AND VAPE SHOPS. SHOPS. CHINA MADE THE FIRST E-CIGARETTE CHINA MADE THE FIRST E-CIGARETTE IN 2003. IN 2003. NOW VAPING IS MORE POPULAR THAN NOW VAPING IS MORE POPULAR THAN EVER. EVER. THIS FACTORY ALONE MAKES 200,000 THIS FACTORY ALONE MAKES 200,000 OF THESE EVERY SINGLE DAY. OF THESE EVERY SINGLE DAY. A $12 BILLION GLOBAL MARKET THAT A $12 BILLION GLOBAL MARKET THAT IS LARGELY UNREGULATED. IS LARGELY UNREGULATED. THE VAPING MONOPOLY CENTER HERE THE VAPING MONOPOLY CENTER HERE HAS BOOMED WITH LITTLE HAS BOOMED WITH LITTLE OVERSIGHT. OVERSIGHT.>>IF IT’S A LOW QUALITY>>IF IT’S A LOW QUALITY PRODUCT, WE WON’T BE ABLE TO PRODUCT, WE WON’T BE ABLE TO SURVIVE IN THE MARKET. SURVIVE IN THE MARKET.>>Reporter: ONLY NOW WITH THE>>Reporter: ONLY NOW WITH THE VAPING SCARE SWEEPING THE U.S. VAPING SCARE SWEEPING THE U.S. IS CHINA’S GOVERNMENT IS CHINA’S GOVERNMENT CONSIDERING RULES TO EASE EVEN CONSIDERING RULES TO EASE EVEN ITS OWN SAFETY CONCERNS. ITS OWN SAFETY CONCERNS. CHINESE E-CIGARETTES VARY IN CHINESE E-CIGARETTES VARY IN QUALITY AND MAY POSE SAFETY QUALITY AND MAY POSE SAFETY RISKS SUCH AS LEAKAGE, UNSAFE RISKS SUCH AS LEAKAGE, UNSAFE BATTERIES AND UNSAFE BATTERIES AND UNSAFE INGREDIENTS. INGREDIENTS. CHINA IS A COUNTRY OF SMOKERS. CHINA IS A COUNTRY OF SMOKERS. LIKE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF LIKE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE CONSUMING TRILLIONS OF PEOPLE CONSUMING TRILLIONS OF CIGARETTES A YEAR. CIGARETTES A YEAR. THE BIGGEST CIGARETTE MAKER ON THE BIGGEST CIGARETTE MAKER ON EARTH IS OWNED BY THE CHINESE EARTH IS OWNED BY THE CHINESE STATE AND GENERATES SERIOUS CASH STATE AND GENERATES SERIOUS CASH FOR THE GOVERNMENT. FOR THE GOVERNMENT. ROUGHLY 11% OF THE COUNTRY’S TAX ROUGHLY 11% OF THE COUNTRY’S TAX REVENUES. REVENUES. E-CIGARETTES COMPETE WITH THE E-CIGARETTES COMPETE WITH THE REAL ONES. REAL ONES. AMERICAN HEALTH EXPERTS LOOKING AMERICAN HEALTH EXPERTS LOOKING INTO HUNDREDS OF VAPE-RELATED INTO HUNDREDS OF VAPE-RELATED ILLNESSES IN OVER 30 STATES AND ILLNESSES IN OVER 30 STATES AND AT LEAST 7 DEATHS SAY THEY CAN’T AT LEAST 7 DEATHS SAY THEY CAN’T POINT TO ANY ONE PRODUCT. POINT TO ANY ONE PRODUCT. CHINESE OR OTHERWISE AS THE CHINESE OR OTHERWISE AS THE CULPRIT. CULPRIT.>>MOST USERS ARE NOT GOING TO>>MOST USERS ARE NOT GOING TO KNOW WHAT IS IN THE E-CIGARETTES KNOW WHAT IS IN THE E-CIGARETTES OR VAPING PRODUCTS THAT THEY OR VAPING PRODUCTS THAT THEY BUY. BUY. WE’RE RECOMMENDING PEOPLE NOT WE’RE RECOMMENDING PEOPLE NOT BUY PRODUCTS OFF THE STREET AND BUY PRODUCTS OFF THE STREET AND NOT MODIFY THEM FURTHER BEYOND NOT MODIFY THEM FURTHER BEYOND WHAT IS INTENDED BY THE WHAT IS INTENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER. MANUFACTURER. BUT THERE ARE DIVERSE CHEMICALS BUT THERE ARE DIVERSE CHEMICALS AND SUBSTANCES IN E-CIGARETTES AND SUBSTANCES IN E-CIGARETTES AND VAPING PRODUCTS. AND VAPING PRODUCTS. WITH THE LACK OF REGULATION IN WITH THE LACK OF REGULATION IN CHINA, E-CIGARETTE MAKERS SAY CHINA, E-CIGARETTE MAKERS SAY THEY HAVE THEIR OWN STRICT THEY HAVE THEIR OWN STRICT CONTROLS, AND STANDARDS REQUIRED CONTROLS, AND STANDARDS REQUIRED BY THE FDA AND EUROPEAN BY THE FDA AND EUROPEAN REGULATORS. REGULATORS. YOU CAN SEE WE’RE VERY STRICT YOU CAN SEE WE’RE VERY STRICT ABOUT PRODUCTION, HE SAYS. ABOUT PRODUCTION, HE SAYS. MANAGEMENT, SAFETY AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT, SAFETY AND QUALITY CONTROL. CONTROL. QUALITY IS OUR LIFE LINE, HE QUALITY IS OUR LIFE LINE, HE ADDS. ADDS. SMALL WORKSHOPS AND SMALL WORKSHOPS AND COUNTERFEITERS USE WHATEVER THEY COUNTERFEITERS USE WHATEVER THEY CAN, MATERIALS THAT COULD BE CAN, MATERIALS THAT COULD BE UNSAFE TO HUMAN HEALTH. UNSAFE TO HUMAN HEALTH. IT’S UNCLEAR HOW MANY CUT-RATE IT’S UNCLEAR HOW MANY CUT-RATE WORKSHOPS MIGHT BE OUT THERE. WORKSHOPS MIGHT BE OUT THERE. LAST YEAR JUUL LABS TOOK FEDERAL LAST YEAR JUUL LABS TOOK FEDERAL LEGAL ACTION IN THE U.S. AGAINST LEGAL ACTION IN THE U.S. AGAINST 30 CHINESE ENTITIES KNOWN TO BE 30 CHINESE ENTITIES KNOWN TO BE COUNTERFEITING THEIR DEVICE AND COUNTERFEITING THEIR DEVICE AND SELLING THEM ONLINE. SELLING THEM ONLINE. AS FOR THOSE NEW RULES, CHINA’S AS FOR THOSE NEW RULES, CHINA’S GOVERNMENT SAYS THEY’RE GOVERNMENT SAYS THEY’RE OFFICIALLY IN THE WORKS BUT IT OFFICIALLY IN THE WORKS BUT IT COULD BE MONTHS BEFORE THEY TAKE COULD BE MONTHS BEFORE THEY TAKE EFFECT AND NOBODY IS SAYING HOW EFFECT AND NOBODY IS SAYING HOW THEY’LL GO ABOUT ENFORCEING THEM THEY’LL GO ABOUT ENFORCEING THEM ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT MORE ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT MORE REGULATION? REGULATION?>>NOT AT ALL.>>NOT AT ALL. I THINK REGULATING MARKET IS A

28 thoughts on “Lung Issues Could Be Linked To Where Vaping Devices Are Made | NBC News Now

  1. Nothing in this report said anything about lung issues being linked to China. Please change title to “ We tour an e-cigarette factory”

  2. There have been no reports that China's manufacturing of e-cigarettes has led to vaping illnesses in the United States why would you try and Link it? On the other hand China saying that the product is safe is the same country that's motto is just enough make it just enough to get it sold

  3. It's probably whatever liquid the people are using, which I don't think are sourced from China. And I think the bottles or whatever are recycled by some shady dealers.

  4. These e- cigarette are being opened and used for drugs. E-cigarette has been on the market for years. Now, all of a sudden young people are coming down with lung disease and dying. Why?
    Because the are using them to spoke marijuana, meth, crack, heroine and opioids. They do this because e-cigarette do not have a smell so they can smoke them anywhere.
    Take time to think and dont allow the lying media to get away with their deception.

  5. It's NOT this kind of vaping making folks sick. It's the street carts filled with thc cut with vitamin e oil that's causing problems.
    You can't vape oil!

    This is nothing more than irresponsible reporting lumping all vaping products together.
    If the cause if all these illnesses were from vaping to stop smoking, why is it only now so many are getting sick when vaping has been around for years?

    I call this report BS!

  6. It’s all that coal burning , high emissions and other things that are destroying the air we breath . Vaping is the escape goat

  7. HOW CAN YOU GO BACK TO NOT KNOWING WHEN LAST WEEK IT WAS CAUSED BY BOOTLEGED THC CARTS,BIG TOBACCO GOING AFTER THE SMALL GUY AGAIN ?JUST THINK THEY WILL GAIN 13 MILLION MORE SMOKERS!!THAT IS WHAT I AND MANY MORE THINK IS THE CAUSE!!!

  8. Think about this . The vapor that you inhale is mostly " RV antifreeze " the red stuff in the bottle at walmart . The stuff they use in " fog machines " at the concerts . Sounds safe to me !

  9. okay for 1 maybe you should get your facts straight before you actually go out and say that China is the number one seller of e liquids in the US which is completely false, China is the reason why we have vape products mostly their devices not their eliquids. 90% of all the liquids in the US are made by USA companies. 10% of the devices are made in the USA. So crippling a market would cripple thousands of businesses in the USA. Everyday I hear all about how vaping is killing people, which is false. And you don't hear anything about the 480,000 people that died from cigarettes last year. Not even 1% of the total number of people that died from cigarettes died from vaping. Get your facts straight

  10. VAPING ISNT BAD. DIRTY THC CARTS FROM CHINA ARE VAPING ISNT BAD. DIRTY THC CARTS FROM CHINA ARE VAPING ISNT BAD. DIRTY THC CARTS FROM CHINA ARE VAPING ISNT BAD. DIRTY THC CARTS FROM CHINA ARE

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