Definitely a good link, and nice info.
This is where my caution above, and reservations (as far as my individual commenting with any certainty) arise.
Given there’s so many ways to refine or process an item to yield a flavor (each one producing different by-products/side traits), I’m really hesitant to make such a statement.
If one approach is used, those oils never entered the equation in the first place.
If another is used, they could have entered, but then removed in a latter portion of the processing.
If yet another method of processing is used, then they may well remain in the final product.
Not knowing exactly what’s going on at FW (or LorAnn, or effectively anyone but TFA) is part of why we have to rely on things like the MSDS/SDS and charts like the one here:
for LA. Sadly, we don’t yet have such for FW (or anyone else). But given that LA was one of the “largest offenders” for using oils, I’m not surprised that a list was created specifically for them. However, I it is worth reminding newcomers that they’ve long been a FOOD FLAVORING company first and foremost, and using certain flavors of theirs only came to light, as an afterthought and by necessity!
I personally feel that any unsubstantiated assertions (in arenas so important as this) only leave “sticks to be gathered” as fuel to the fire (or potential misuse) for those opposed to vaping.
So from that aspect, I support some regulation of the industry that’s being proposed (including by those within the industry) as it should be in the best interests for everyone involved to have a clearer understanding of what is and isn’t allowed to be a material component in the total package that is “Eliquid” from a health and safety standard.
I’m trying to remain cautious, as well as informed, but at the same time trying to not feed the forces that oppose us. As we all know, vaping works where nothing else has (in regards to quitting smoking). But we still need facts to combat the enemies of vaping, now more than ever. And that’s the mindset of where I’m coming from in all of this.
Hopefully y’all get what I’m trying to say.