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!

E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes: a revolutionary evolution in nicotine delivery. E-cigs are used to vaporize e-nicotine which has far lower associated health risks than that of tobacco. The self-contained e-cig comprises of two parts: the battery and the atomizer. The atomizer contains the e-liquid which in turn contains the nicotine and is generally screwed onto the battery.

When the e-cigarette is puffed a censor activates the hot plate, heating a shot of liquid to vaporizing temperature. The exact temperature that e-liquid vaporizes at varies depending on the specific brand and recipe. Once the vaporized e-liquid is inhaled, the nicotine mostly enters the bloodstream via the cheeks and mouth and less through the lungs like the nicotine in tobacco smoke.

E-cigarettes are becoming more widely used and commonplace in society, particularly amongst younger generations. As the industry develops, so does the language coined to describe it. Cig-a-like or cigalike, e-cig, and e-cigarette are all terms used to describe an electronic cigarette.

Rechargeable E-cigarette

Most e-cigs are rechargeable, they have a limited battery life. The length of time that a battery will last depends on how much it is used as well as the make of e-cigarette components. Some e-cig batteries do not work well in cold temperatures, with a fully charged lithium battery only lasting a few minutes in freezing conditions. Rechargeable e-cigarettes have their advantages and disadvantages both of which need to be thought through.

Portable e-cigarette charger

Charge your e-cig on the go with portable cigarette charger and e-cig docking stations. These devices enable multiple battery charges away from mains electricity supply. Some portable chargers also double as a cigarette packet, giving it that authentic look and making it easy to switch away from tobacco.

Solar E-cigarette charger

Even if you are miles from any source of main grid electricity, solar e-cigarette chargers allow you to carry on vaping. With a small amount of solar energy you can charge e-cigs anywhere. All you need is a relatively sunny day to make the most of a solar charger, and depending on the brand of charger you have, you will be able to charge enough batteries to last you through the night.

Disposing of E-cigarette batteries

Used e-cigarette batteries are a danger and should be disposed of correctly. So when disposing of e-cigarette batteries always be careful not to put them where they can be crushed, if they are crushed they can leak and cause a fire.

Pay attention to the damage that batteries can have on our environment both to humans and wildlife, batteries are very toxic to our environment and lithium ion batteries are no exception. If too many of these chemicals get into the ground and water systems it will have a major effect on both our health and the environment.

Dispose of batteries properly by using battery recycling points or sending the used batteries back to the supplier for them to dispose of on your behalf.

E-cigarettes and Water

E-cigarettes and water do not go! They do not like each other and are best kept apart. If your e-cig becomes wet do not continue to use it. Disconnect the atomiser from the battery and dry them both out. If you continue to use the battery when wet then it is likely to short which would damage your e-cig and likely break the battery. Worst case scenario is that it could explode, potentially resulting in injury..

E-cigarettes and Heat

Like most things, lithium ion batteries have optimum working parameters; if the conditions are too extreme one way or the other then the battery could break, seize, explode or drastically decrease in performance.

When e-cigarette batteries get too cold the length of battery life decreases, the battery becomes less active and releases far less energy. On the other hand, if the battery gets too warm it becomes more volatile and likely to explode. Manufacture warning labels instruct to keep out of direct sunlight and to store below 40c.There have been cases of batteries exploding, causing fire and injuries where they have malfunctioned through overheating.

E-cigarettes world order

E-cigarettes are not freely available for everyone, some countries have completely banned e-cig sales and advertising. To give you an idea of the current e-cigarette world order, you would firstly have to understand who, and what is behind the tobacco industry and then look at their links with the regulatory bodies and pharmaceutical companies.

Undoubtedly the corporation that will emerge on top will be the one with the best connections and have the strongest ties within the industry. Combine this with the most valuable assets in all three fields: tobacco industry, pharmaceutical industry and the regulation industry, then that corporation will hold a vast amount of power and control.

Vaping e-medicines

Electronic smoking: vaping, atomizing or vaping e-medicines is not only a possible future for treating illness, it is a reality for every current person who vapes. Announcements have been made that e-liquid sale and distribution will be regulated as a medicines by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

The MHRA

The MHRA will be the body too oversee the regulation of vaping e-medicines, reporting back to the UK government on findings regarding the safety of both e-liquid and vaping devices.
The MHRA is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK by ensuring they work and are acceptably safe.
The MHRA also umbrellas the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD); the MRHA is the executive agency for the Department of Health.

An account of the three agencies’ role is outlined here by MHRA chief executive Ian Hudson in this so-called transparency video. It is worth noting the roles and the field of expertise that the other two agencies bring – the NIBSC and CPRD – as they will also play a hand in the overall regulatory decisions expected in 2016.

E-cigs Regulated as Medicine

The current reasons being given for the MHRA regulations are to do with product safety of e-liquid and vaping devices, as well as to try and tackle the problem of under aged smokers picking up the habit.

“ This move has been widely welcomed by medical experts and officials, as tighter regulation will ensure the products are safe and effective. Until this happens, e-cigarettes are only covered by general product safety legislation, meaning they can legally be promoted and sold to children, and we cannot be sure of their ingredients or how much nicotine they contain. The MHRA will not ban the products entirely during this interim period, but will encourage e-cigarette manufacturers to apply for a medicine licence.” (source)

Above is a statement made on the official NHS website explaining the reasons for, and initial effects of the proposed regulation of e-cig manufacturing and sale as medicinal products.

Post 2016, E-cigarette medicine licence

After the 2016 regulations come into affect, and with medicine licenses in hand, e-smoking manufactures could theoretically carry on with the sale of regulated vaporizing products. The medicinal licence makes it easier for other e-medicines such as vaped Ibuprofen and Paracetamol to come onto the market as the MHRA and NIBSC already regulate this industry. This partnership would speed up safety research and decision making into e-meds as there would be no requirement for extra licences.

E-medicine Revolution

Although little information has been released about e-medicine trials, research has been conducted using vaporizing technology as treatment for illness. Vaping medicines as treatment for flu, migraines and even cancer could be a social norm post-2016. Providing regulations and medicinal licences allow the development of e-medicine.

The evolution of vaporizing subsequently opens the door to pharmaceutical giants such as GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to compete in the vaping market. They would compete alongside the tobacco giants heading up the current marketplace, for example Philip Morris who have invested millions in electronic smoking and have bought out many smaller e-cig brands in a bid to secure their position as an international multi-corporate organisation.

Controlling Electronic Smoking

Control of this lucrative industry will be hard fought and most likely littered with allegations of bribery and corruption. When the free market links with the regulators, and government announces the results, it will be interesting to see where the vested interests of the decision makers lie.

Complete public transparency and a full public investigation prior to 2016 regulation is required as a matter of public interest. That in itself is a mammoth task as data transparency and corporate information is often very hard to obtain. It is difficult to know who will benefit from the law and product changes, but it is likely to include some current politicians and other members of parliament who have vested interests in.

Regulating E-liquid

The amount of e-juice being vaped by vapers worldwide is causing concern for the regulators, whose goal is to oversee and govern safe usage of vaporizing devices in a market with rapidly increasing scope and value. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are planning on regulating e-liquid and nicotine delivery devices.

Hardy regulation is likely to mean that current product lines and marketing strategies will have to being altered in order to conform with the newly proposed legislation. Vaping brands like VIP, Blu, Apollo and V2 may have to conceive innovative tactics, overhaul product design and rethink advertising ploys to ensure they operate above-board following 2016’s regulatory revamp.

Industry members, for the most part, have succumbed to the realisation that the pervasive regulatory bodies’ influence is soon to change the market they currently flourish within. Though not all have lost faith so quickly, and some are making last ditch attempts at saving the nature of the largely ‘free’ market they profit from so greatly.

There is plenty of anti-regulation protest online, predicting a move towards cheap black-market products and the criminalisation of vapers, and a continuation or even worsening of tobacco smoking addiction and related illness if the option of affordable harm-reduction is curtailed.

There is a consensus that the FDA are not trustworthy impartial adjudicators when it comes to governing such a valuable and profitable industry. They are accused of colluding with the tobacco industry giants to put profits before public health in the past, so why should this change in the present day.

Well there are a lot more media outlets reporting on this new industry, mainly online sources reporting independently to a much wider audience. This will make it harder for collusion to take place but certainly not impossible, as the level of power and monetary value of the industry are so great that the temptation for greed to interfere with decision making process may prove too enticing.