October 21, 2019

AAC’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, was featured in a Buzzfeed piece highlighting the proliferation of YouTube videos that instruct viewers on how to make vape oil.

With more than 1,300 lung injuries and more than 30 deaths, officials are attempting to stem the tide of this outbreak, and in response, dozens of videos are featured that offer step-by-step instructions and all with millions of views.

“There is nothing safe about video demonstrations on how to create vaping liquids, whether they are nicotine or THC, as both have been proven to be harmful, in kitchens or other environments,” said Dr. Weinstein. “The sheer number of these videos is troubling.”

The rest of the Buzzfeed piece can be read here.