V-med stimulants F.I.F.A concerns

v-med stimulants used to cheat at sports

V-med stimulants are causing F.I.F.A and other sports governing bodies major concern. Some players are gambling their careers to use banned substances that enhance a player’s game. These stimulants include Nandrolone and  Danazol. Drugs are generally injected or ingested but more recently they are being administered through vaporizers. In the form of v-med stimulants.

This new administration technique is concerning drugs testing officials as vaporized meds or v-meds are new and largely uncharted way of cheating in sporting events. The new way of administering drugs in a vaporized form is quick and discreet. Athletes are now able to vape a small, targeted dose of stimulant that improves performance and is almost impossible to detect.

A quote from a football player that wished to remain anonymous,

I have seen players using vaporizers in changing rooms before the match and at half time. I thought they were using it to quit smoking tobacco though. It’s shocking to think that they might be taking drugs to enhance their performance.

With improved nano mist and vaporizing technology, performance enhancing drugs are used by athletes to cheat by giving them more stamina and a general physical edge over their opponents. Nano mist can be taken after initial urine samples have been given and administered in less than 5 seconds. The inhaled stimulant is then sweated out before the end of the game, allowing the user to bypass current testing measures. Hence this new form of doping is almost undetectable.

Cheating using performance enhancing drugs has plagued sports governing bodies for decades, Lance Armstrong in cycling and Asafa Powell in athletics are two who have risked their careers by taking banned stimulants to improve their performance. Both of these men were caught and stripped of their respective titles after failing drug tests. Technology is evolving though and scientists are developing new drugs and administration techniques with the aim of making it harder to trace and detect drugs cheats. This is why F.I.F.A and other sports governing bodies are so concerned with v-med stimulants.

So what measures are we going to see to ensure there is no foul play, regarding cheating with v-med stimulants? At present there are no measures in place to deal with v-med stimulants cheating specifically. The testing needed is not currently able to detect vaped substances. Previous drug testing procedures were previously deemed satisfactory for detecting known substances.

How will the drug testers detect and eradicate v-med stimulants?

Well, to detect v-meds will be very hard as the time the stimulant stays in the body is very brief; the correct dose can last in an athletes body for a desired period. For example, a football player could vape a dose of v-meds that stays in the body for just 90 minutes. After the match has finished the drug will have been excreted through sweat glands and thus be untraceable. Therefore the player has a physical advantage that is undetectable by current testing means.

What drugs can be vaped to improve performance among sporting superstars? There is a wide range of performance enhancing substances. These have been banned by sports governing bodies, for a full list check here.

V-meds nano-technology

v-meds nano bots

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.

Vaporizing E-meds

Addiction and substances

With the 2016 regulations moving ever closer for the e-cig market and early announcements that e-liquid and vaping products will be regulated as medicines by MHRA and FDA, it is fair to say that both tobacco and e-cig manufacturers are extremely concerned.

The new regulations could see all rights for current e-liquid producers removed and only companies that hold a medical licence able to produce and distribute e-liquid. The result of this could cause leading e-cig brands like V2, VIP, Socialites and Blu to simply disappear, leaving the door open to the existing pharmaceutical corporations to take control of vaporizing E-meds or V-meds (vaporizing medicines)

Regulated medical E-liquid

A medical licence is not an easy thing to obtain and the pharmaceutical industry has one of the toughest regulatory bodies to enforce this. There are already well-established companies that are in favour with current governments and they are among the biggest corporations on the planet, GlaxoSmithKlien and Pfizer to name a couple and would be likely candidates to produce regulated medical E-liquid.

It is very likely that these long-standing well-established companies will take over the production and distribution of e-liquid, and sales by those outside the close-knit industry will be made illegal. Considering the pharmaceutical industries’ overall power it is very unlikely that all existing e-cig brands and tobacco companies will be granted a medial licence to produce e-liquid.

Who will control E-medicine?

The control and management of e-medicine will be a lengthy battle and is likely to be heavily debated and disputed in the courts. Appeal processes and law clarification will take a very long time; during this period e-cig brands will most likely continue business as usual. Inevitably though the pharmaceutical companies will come out on top in the battle of who will control E-medicine.

The plan is to bring out e-liquid with a medicinal applications such as vapable cold and flu syrup, painkillers and aspirin. With the development of these innovative e-meds and e-liquid, and the move towards stringent regulation under medicinal guidelines, it is plain to see where this fledgling industry is heading. Private companies like Alsa Refinish LLC are hoping to tap into the next highly lucrative market by patenting a specific e-smoking device for use as a medical administration device.

A little research shows that Alsa refinish LLC are a paint manufacturing company, evidently hoping to branch out and place their bets on the potential of a booming e-med/v-med industry. It is ridiculous to think that a company of this size, and with their expertise in stark contrast to the medical industry, could ever compete with the likes of the pharmaceutical giants, especially as they currently produce no regulated medicines.

Aiming to patent such a broad field, inclusive of so many possible variations of e-liquid ingredients, flavours, ergonomic design and application, it seems ludicrous to think that a paint manufacturing business believes they could control the manufacturing and distribution of the abundance of products that will be brought to market. I highly doubt they will successfully obtain rights to all manner of e-liquid formulas and device designs, but I guess it’s an ambitious goal and I don’t blame them for trying!

 

Vaporizing terminology

Vape/Vaping

To vape, or vaping, refers to the action of inhaling vaporized substances from an electronic smoking device. Vaped substances include e-liquid,nicotine, alcohol,cannabis and medicines. Vaping is a relatively new term and has been short listed for word of the year 2014.

E-cig

E-cig is short for electronic cigarette, an electronic cigarette is a small battery powered vaping device.

Cig-a-Like/Cigalike

A term used to describe an electronic cigarette, ‘cigalike’ is an amalgamation of two words: cigarette and like. It has been coined due to an e-cig’s similar appearance to that of a traditional tobacco cigarette.

V-meds

V-meds is an abbreviation, V: vaporizing and meds: is short for medicine, v-medication is a treatment for medical conditions. It is a way to administer medicine to treat symptoms like flu and headaches.

E-meds

E-meds is an abbreviation, E: electronic and meds: is short for medicine.

Why is it called a ‘vape pen’?

The term ‘vape pen’ was coined due to a vaporizers similar appearance to a pen. Some vaporizers double up as a writing instrument and also have clips that you can attach to shirt pockets. The aesthetic similarity inspired the name.

What is a cartomizer/cartomiser?

A cartomizer (US) or cartomiser (UK) is a small detachable component of an electric cigarette. They are designed to look like a typical cigarette filter. The cartomizer/cartomiser is the piece that contains the e-liquid. It is the mouth part of the e-cig which you inhale the vapour through.

What is an atomizer/atomiser?

An atomizer/atomiser (US/UK) is a device that is used to emit the e-liquid as a fine spray or mist. The atomizer/atomiser is heated by the battery and on contact with e-liquid it almost instantly vaporizes the juice, producing a cloud of vapour that is inhaled into the lungs of the user.

What is a clearomizer/clearomiser?

A clearomizer (US) clearomiser (UK) is another term for the atomizer. It is the component that holds the e-liquid and is heated by the battery – this is the part that the vapour is inhaled through. It was given its name due to its transparency, this transparency allows the user to visualise the e-liquid and monitor the amount of liquid vaped or indicate when the device needs refilling.

What is an e-pipe?

E-pipes are just another form of vaporizer, they are styled to look like traditional tobacco pipes right down to the glowing tobacco heap. The e-pipe is a clear example of how e-smoking is looking to appeal to all forms of tobacco smokers.

What is a cannabis vaporiser?

A cannabis vaporizer is a device which allows the user to vape cannabis instead of smoking or burning it. Vaping cannabis is seen as a healthier option as not so many of the harmful by-products are inhaled. There is no need for tobacco when cannabis is vaporized.

Can you vaporize alcohol?

Yes you can vaporize alcohol and there are specific alcohol vaporizer out there to buy. The alcohol you vape has to be strong, you wont get a good hit off a Budweiser! The actual effect of vaping alcohol is under scrutiny, lots of users tried vaping alcohol but the general opinion was that they didn’t get as drunk compared to drinking. However, if you are concerned about the amount of calories in alcohol then vaporizing could be a good alternative as the process reduces the amount of calories absorbed by the body. You could say that vaping alcohol is better for your waistline.