FDA Consumer Update: Beware of Vaping Products with Unproven Health Claims

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants consumers to know certain “wellness” vaping products containing vitamins and/or essential oils are being illegally sold with unproven claims and could be harmful if used. Currently, no vaping products are approved by the FDA to prevent or treat any health conditions or diseases.

Some vaping products are being illegally offered for sale with unproven health or wellness claims, including improving mental clarity or treating tumors or asthma. Some examples of these companies’ fraudulent product claims are:

  • Fight off tumors and alleviate symptoms of chemotherapy!”
  • “It's been used as a[sic] organic asthma remedy, ADHD remedy, and dementia treatment.”
  • Helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak.”
  • “Neroli oil… has long been used as a treatment against anxiety and depression, to calm the mind and soothe away tension.”

These claims are unproven, and the products may be ineffective, a waste of money, unsafe, and may prevent or delay you from seeking an appropriate diagnosis and treatment from a health care professional.


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