Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The CDC'S Misinformation Campaign Against Vaping

Public Health created a fake panic over legal nicotine vaping products and every news media platform and a majority of politicians jumped on the hysteria without facts.  As of yesterday, 92% of all deaths and illnesses were caused by illegal, black-market, THC (pot) products and the other eight percent have not chosen to come forward and admit the truth.  Those are facts that you can research.  I said this on September 8, 2019 in this article Nicotine Vaping is Not the Culprit  and now those truths have been validated by the CDC.  30 people have now died, partly because the CDC refused to give facts that might have saved people's lives.  Smokers that might have tried vaping could die because they listened to their government as they fed them a false narrative that legal nicotine vaping wasn't safe.  

When it comes to vaping, I deal in facts, not fiction.  Cigarette smoking is a horrible addiction that takes on average, 1300 people's lives every day in America, 250,000 a year.  These are facts.  There have been zero deaths from adults using legal nicotine vaping products.  Fact.  Chantix, can't claim that number, 78 deaths have been associated with the pharmaceutical companies stop smoking drug.  The facts are that vaping has a higher success right of helping a smoker quit than any other smoking cessation product on the market and it was innovated by consumers, not big tobacco as the media would have you believe.  Feel free to read the story of how vaping was created here:

Even now, when public health has finally admitted there was no need for the panic they created, mainstream news has refused to stop saying vaping is responsible, and you have to dig for the THC story after all the misleading headlines.  Most of the bans that have been put in place due to the discredited information from the CDC, have been beaten in court because unlike politicians, the judicial system has to show probable cause.  This is something they haven't been able to do because it doesn't exist.  This was a witch hunt to create panic and it's so blatantly harmful, that legal action should be taken to make sure this sort of atrocity doesn't happen again.  HHS, CDC, the Surgeon General, all must be held accountable for the irreparable harm they've done to the vaping industry.  Many vaping shops have had to close their doors, creating a loss of jobs.  We can't know how many smokers will now die because of the fear-mongering lies that were spread without cause, that might have chosen vaping as a safer alternative.

This has been a public health disaster, and the politicians that grandstanded on this issue without researching facts, they should be held accountable for misleading the public as well.  The #WeVapeWeVote campaign on twitter was called out unjustly as being manipulated by bots.  The truth was it was a Grassroots movement that quickly gained momentum by adults who were watching their rights being taken away over false claims of health issues.  We have a huge issue in this country, but it's not vaping.  Cigarette smoking is a true epidemic and tobacco lobbyists have the funding to push their agenda.  Nothing has proven this more than what we have seen since early September with this fake news on legal nicotine vaping.

The bottom line is this.  Vaping, with flavors, is the right of adults to choose when they are looking for a way to stop smoking.  Taking away that right, or limiting the flavors that adults can use, cannot happen.  We've seen many groups come out and say that we need to protect the youth from using this product, and obviously, no one in the vaping community wants underage use.  Like cigarettes and alcohol, there are laws in place to restrict access to youth, and those laws should be enforced strictly.  Removing flavors from vaping would be no different than removing flavors from alcohol, and that's not something any adult would agree with.  Vaping should have never been labeled as a tobacco product because even with a tobacco flavor, it's still not tobacco.

Regulations on vaping products should be limited to making sure they are using a clean lab that is inspected for sanitation, and that they are only using the ingredients of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavor concentrates, and nicotine if included in that product.  The FDA already has a list of ingredients used in every legally sold vaping product.  Obviously, this should be marketed as an adult product, and the same legal age used for other products made for adults is already implemented.  In closing, the CDC'S misinformation campaign against vaping was the biggest public health disaster in the year 2000.  It's imperative that we make sure something like this never occurs again.

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