Experts Believe New Device Could End The Teenage Vaping Problem Experts Believe New Device Could End The Teenage Vaping Problem

Many are optimistic about the future of vaping, as a company recently announced a fingerprint locked vape pen.

Concern over e-cigarettes is nothing new. Whether it’s over the long term health effects or even battery explosions, it’s not hard to find people skeptical about acceptance of vaping. But perhaps the most common argument you’ll ever hear is concerning the impact e-cigarettes have on teens. The story goes that by accepting vaping for harm reduction and smoking cessation purposes, it will tell teens vaping is 100% harmless. Vaping supporters point to a growing pile of peer-reviewed evidence suggesting this is way off base, but concerns persist. As such, the vaping industry is continuously working to develop newer and safer ways to get people off cigarettes.

In fact, we may soon have another valuable tool in the battle though, as an Australian based company is developing fingerprint protected vapes. The Cannamed by Lifespot is set to be released later this year and has already sent shockwaves through the industry. Experts believe other companies will soon follow suit, and hopefully, we’ll be better able to control teenage vaping at the source. Vapers want real solutions, not misguided regulations which make things worse in the long run.

Innovation At Work

The technology behind vaping is constantly getting better. You don’t have to wait very long until a new and shiny device is hitting the shelves. But it’s not every day you get a new tool which fundamentally changes the future of vaping. But experts believe that’s precisely what Lifestyle Health Ltd has done with their fingerprint protected Cannamed. They originally got the rights to the Cannamed when they purchased German-based vaping company Seng-Vital last year. Ever since they have worked painstakingly to update and improve the technology inside. Now they’re ready to release their product to the world, and excitement is high among the vaping community, especially in the face of the teenage vaping “epidemic.”

The most significant feature of the Cannamed for vaping at large is undoubtedly the ability to lock it using your fingerprint. This is a simple and elegant solution to many of the underage vapers out there. Not only that, but they also included a Bluetooth functionality to allow for tracking of dosage and even lock the device in specific locations. This would allow you and your doctor to stay more in touch about your treatment and progress. The Cannamed is a super high-quality device which will be available for purchase in medical clinics for around $200.

Why Support Vaping?

Making this latest development all the more important is the fact teenage vaping is still seen as the biggest hurdle facing the vaping industry. However, much of the peer-reviewed research we have on the topic suggests these concerns are way off base. In fact, a report of over 60,000 teens conducted by Action on Smoking and Health concluded as few as 0.1% of non-smoking teens are ever picking up a vaporizer regularly. Which means even fewer are ever ending up smokers. It makes sense when you realize vaping is not only a useful smoking cessation tool, but actually the most likely to work according to reports by the University of Louisville.

The evidence for the general harm reduction value of vaping is even stronger. Back in 2015 Public Health England concluded e-cigarette vapor is about 95% safer than cigarette smoke. These results have been replicated over the last several years, with just a few months back researchers discovering toxicants in smoke are 93% higher than in e-liquid vapor. The true extent of what’s at stake is only apparent, however, when you consider the report from the Journal of Aerosol Sciences which concluded the excess lifetime cancer risk of a vaper is around 57,000 times lower than a demographically similar smoker.


It seems that if left to do as they please, most lawmakers would happily sacrifice all the value vaping provides if it saves them the trouble of having to understand the problem better. Most are willing to simply slap tobacco restrictions on the wholly different process of vaping, which not only is misguided but also is actively making things worse. As such, innovation by brands like Lifestyle Health is precisely what we need. Intelligent solutions to pressing problems. If they indeed work as advertised, these new devices could soon be copied by most popular vaping brands. If this comes to pass, it will instantly become much harder for any underage person to get a working vaporizer in their possession.

Is fingerprint locking vapes a good idea? Is teenage vaping being overblown in your opinion? What’s the best way to teach others about the value of vaping? Let us know what you think in the comments, and don’t forget to check back here or join our Facebook and Twitter communities for more news and articles.


Katie Bercham - CocktailNerd Editor

Katie actually had a negative first experience of electronic cigarettes, picking up a cheap and horrible model from my local mall. Thanks to a chance meeting with co-editor David, she hasn’t had a tobacco cigarette in over 5 years. She brings a strong female voice to the e-cig community.