V-meds nano-technology

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V-meds are linked to the electronic vaporizer has that has recently come out of the closet since its invention a few decades ago. The aerosol-producing device creates smoke-like residue. The smoke is often referred to as vapour. The liquid mixture is heated by the vaporizer and a fine mist is produced. It is the size of the aerosol particles and the administration technique that interests nano scientists.

Scientists working on the nano scale are hoping to attach molecularly engineered nano medicine to the vapour, as a treatment for illnesses. V-meds or vaporized medicine works on the nano scale, which is very small: 1 nano meter is 1 billionth of a meter.

Engineering V-meds for vaping

Engineering v-meds on this molecular level is obviously very tricky, global spending on nanotech is over 2 billion dollars per annum, this funding from investors is aiding some revolutionary breakthroughs, in both Nano-robotics and v-meds.

V-meds will soon be able to treat many illnesses and aid the bodies own immune system to heal; v-meds will help repair and generate new cells. V-meds will be a specifically targeted treatment for lung, throat and heart diseases and hopefully be a cure for many forms of cancer.

V-medicine or e-medicine containing nano-bots seek out infected or diseased tissue, after the e-medicine has been vaporized and inhaled or administered. It is the heat produced by vaporization that is helping to solve nano-robotic power issues. Nano robots are so small that you can’t even see them but even something this small needs a power source. The heat produced by the battery in order for vaporization is enough to energise the tiny nano-bots and give them enough fuel to perform a specific task. The heat driven nano bots are far more reliable and much less likely to mutate, compared to their chemically powered nano-bot  cousins. Once the task has been completed the bots simply die and are filtered away. Chemically driven nano-bots are far harder for the body to filter.

V-med nano cancer treatment

The specific task might be to target and destroy cancer cells in a living subject, engineered molecule by molecule to seek out and attach itself to infected cells. This area of research is receiving a lot of funding as new reports suggest 1 in 3 of us will get cancer at some stage in our lives.

How this engineering will be done is mind boggling enough, scientists are working through the most powerful microscopes in the world in specifically designed labs to develop this intricate technology. The scientists manipulate single molecules until the nano-bots are smart enough to recognise the difference between a healthy cell and a diseased cell. Scientists have already designed bots that are about 1.5 nano-meters in size, and that are able to count the number of molecules in a cell. Reports often say that these 1.5 nano-meter robots are quite primitive compared with what research has thrown up today.

Scientists claim to have engineered bots that have the ability to change cells by taking a tiny payload of medicine or mineral and attaching themselves to the infected area. Nano bots can work in synchronisation together to perform internal repairs without surgery. There will be no to little pain and few side effects, then once the nano bots work is done they simply die and get filtered by the body.

Vaping medicine safety concerns

There is plenty of concern with regards to the safety of nano-tech and v-meds. The concern arises mainly into the side affects of what these tiny robots might do. A worry is that they might start reproducing and take over the body like some kind of engineered parasite, or make the cancer or illness worse, though the main concern is how the nano-bots will exit the body. Will the planned obsolescence in their blueprint be adhered to? Or will the bots try and hold on to their tiny molecular life? Only research will show.

Some nano bots are being designed to reproduce once ingested, their purpose will be to attack and fight larger areas that require treatment, once the job is done then hopefully the bots planned obsolescence will kick in, if this fails then new v-meds could be administered that are engineered to attack the first lot. If this fails you can see where the concern about nano-bot infestation occurs!

With ever improving technology and knowledge being gained by the nano second, it is quite easy to see a future with nano-botic medicine and vaped v-meds being an everyday occurrence. With planned launches of nano-medicines being announced and new products coming onto the market, nano tech is going to be an invisible future for us all to see!

V-Meds

V-meds is a newly coined phrase referring to vaporized medicine; a new development that moves beyond outdated medical solutions such as Vicks Vaporub, and progresses prescription medicine into the technologically advanced era we live in now. An electronically revolutionised era, where all manner of medicines can be vaporized and inhaled. An era where the hypodermic needle can retire, and painful jabs become a thing of the past.

In 2016 the regulators of the medical world will be taking control of and overseeing e-liquid, e-cigarettes and vaporizers, this making the path to market easier for devices with medical application.

V-meds could soon be sold over the counter in chemists and surgeries, with many brands offering a vaped alternative for treating ailments like influenza and cancer. Vaporizing technology is moving forward at a steady pace with developments in delivery systems making it possible to administer a controlled and measured dose of medicine with each vape.

V-meds: pain relief

Taking traditional tablets such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin for aches and pains can be a pain in itself; the pills are huge and hard to swallow, they taste fowl if they touch your tongue, and most annoyingly you have to wait up to half an hour to see any effect. The new method of vaporizing medicines, even commonplace painkillers, can eliminate all three of the hassles mentioned above.

A convenient use for the advancement of vaping medicine is the regular use of painkillers, that could now become instantly effective and simple to deliver a specific controlled dose.

V-meds: cannabis

With the emergence of vaporizing technology as an aid to quit smoking tobacco, there was a realization that other substances can be vaped as a healthier, less intrusive way of medicine administration. Take cannabis for example, in its many forms marijuana has been hailed as a natural cure for some diseases and as a natural form of pain relief. Before vaporizing, cannabis would have been taken orally or smoked; you can also eat cannabis, which is not known to harm the body but takes longer to take effect, as it has to be digested.

Most people know that smoking cannabis is harmful, particularly when rolled with tobacco, and that many gases contained in the smoke are harmful and over time can cause other illnesses. Vaping in the form of v-meds offers a healthier alternative to smoking; none of the harmful gases are released when cannabis is vaporized. When cannabis is vaporized it gets into the bloodstream much quicker compared to ingestion, offering a quicker and more targeted form of pain relief.

V-meds: cancer treatment

In the future, v-med applications could include headache and migraine relief, replacing traditional pills and powders. Heating the medicine before administration also creates a whole new avenue of research into flu and cold treatment, could it be that with v-medicine technology we finally find a cure for the common cold?

Cancer treatment is also another particularly important potential application for v-meds, and some of the many drugs taken to combat cancer could be vaped instead of ingested or injected. Anyone who has had cancer treatment or knows someone that has been through the ordeal, knows that swallowing 20+ pills per day can be tough in itself. Vaping some, if not all, of the medicine is a possibility that’s far less taxing for an extremely ill person.

Taking cannabis oils as a treatment for cancer is a method that some people swear by, vaping the cannabis oil makes this method much less harmful compared to burning and smoking the oils. More and more people are trying alternative treatments, and providing sufferers with a safer means of administering treatments is something pharmaceutical manufacturers should be making a priority.

E-cigs: blessing for tobacco industry?

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Does the tobacco industry need to fear E-cigs?

Electronic smoking is a blessing in disguise for tobacco farmers. With time it may see many of the farmers who have moved away from tobacco farming make a return. It’s ironic to think that amid panic over the future of tobacco. This reflected on stock markets around the world. Could this new form of electronic smoking offer a potential revival for tobacco farmers?

How can e-cigs help tobacco farmers when electronic cigarettes do not burn tobacco?

The reason of course is the nicotine, the addictive compound produced commercially. Nicotine is extracted from the Nicotinia tobacum and Nicotina rustica plants. Nicotine only accounts for about 5% of the tobacco leaves by weight. It is this 5% that is used by the electronic smoking industry to make e-liquids for vaporizers and E-cigs.

A farmer growing tobacco for the e-liquid market, so the nicotine can be extracted, bottled and sold. Throws away around 95% of their harvested crop. During the extraction process some of the nicotine will be lost resulting in a lower final yield.

Synthetic and natural nicotine

There are types of synthetic nicotine that have been made in labs for years. Alarms have been raised about the safety of synthetic nicotine. The synthetic has been linked to the plight of the honey bee population. Synthetic nicotine is manufactured for use in pesticides. With several chemicals in the manufacturing process are listed carcinogens.

The preferred method of obtaining nicotine is extraction from cultivated tobacco plants. This the firm favorite in terms of use by e-liquid manufacturers.

Tobacco industry growth

It is predicted that in 2021 the number of e-smokers will surpass that of traditional tobacco smokers; will the current nicotine extraction process be able to keep pace with the rise in nicotine consumption?

Will the rise in nicotine consumption result in more land being required to grow tobacco crops?  And will this effect the price of other types of produce in the future?

Early signs are showing possible rejuvenation and predicted re-growth in the tobacco industry. This aided by a device that many people thought would bring around its demise. Electronic smoking poses no threat to tobacco farmers, to the contrary – it offers them a future, a future that will be structured by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other governing bodies.

A healthier alternative?

The early research studies suggests vaporising offers a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco, so is this all that is required for corporations to push out a semi-socially accepted, legal, addictive drug or should we be striving to ban the use of nicotine in its recreational form?

A ban on nicotine would certainly be bad news for tobacco farmers but is extremely unlikely to happen. Following more research and the planned regulation of e-cigarettes in the UK in 2016, health officials in the NHS are considering prescribing  e-cigs as an aid to quitting smoking.

This adds weight to the debate that electronic smoking has a positive health effect compared to tobacco smoking. If this is the case it will all but cement the well-established roots of the tobacco industry. Stock markets will reveal this information as the number of electronic smokers increase and the demand for e-liquid rises.