Via Facebook, I’m astonished how rapidly e-cigarettes are being demonised (my emphases).
E-cigarette health scare erupts as officials highlight “serious” cancer risk of vaping
Officials have issued an urgent warning about the “serious risks” of electronic cigarettes, adding fuel to a growing public health crisis around the safety of “vaping”.
A Californian health chief has confirmed that anyone who uses liquid tobacco is exposing themselves to 10 known carcinogens.
He produced a report which found that e-cigs are a “community heath threat”.
Any teenager who uses an e-cig faces a risk of harming their BRAIN development, claimed Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health.
“E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals, and the nicotine in them is as addictive as the nicotine in cigarettes,” said Dr Chapman.
“There is a lot of misinformation about e-cigarettes. That is why, as the state’s health officer, I am advising Californians to avoid the use of e-cigarettes and keep them away from children of all ages.”
This warning came after other researchers claimed the vapour from e-cigs was packed full of formaldehyde, which is know to cause lethal cancer.
Last week, the New England Journal of Medicine published research which said e-cigs could be more dangerous than smoking.
Formaldehyde? That’s one of them 4,000 “chemicals” in tobacco smoke, isn’t it?
E-cigs haven’t been around long enough for any epidemiological studies to be carried out. But they’re now saying that they’re as bad – or even worse – than cigarettes.
But really they’re being banned because they looked like smoking. (And because they break Big Pharma’s monopoly on NRT products.)
Given the speed with which e-cigarettes are being demonised, by the very same people who demonise tobacco, why don’t more vapers start wondering why cigarettes were demonised? Why do they disbelieve the ‘experts’ over vaping, but believe everything they say about smoking?
If someone started a fad for putting little white sticks with glowing tips and a cloud of cotton wool attached to the tip, they’d be banned too. Researchers would rapidly discover that they contained hundreds of carcinogens, and Californians would be advised to keep them away from children of all ages (e.g. children aged 40). But actually it would be banned because it looked like smoking.
It was the same with tobacco. Smoking wasn’t banned because the smoke contained hundreds of carcinogens too, and should be kept away from children as well.
Wanna know why smoking was really banned?
Smoking was banned because it looked like smoking.