The Indiana Department of Health and Indiana High School Association are joining forces to help get dissuade teens from vaping. This would be a good thing, if they weren’t spreading such woeful misinformation.
These two organisations are participating and keeping up lies that have been debunked over and over again by experts the world over, one of which is no longer supported by the USA’s Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
Professor Peter Hajek, the Director of the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at Queen Mary University London, explained the cases linked to vaping last year: “An outbreak of acute lung injuries has developed in the USA, affecting mostly young people who vaped illegal marijuana (THC) cartridges. Indeed, it later turned out that all laboratory samples taken from people with confirmed diagnosis, of whom some denied THC use, contained a contaminant found in these cartridges (Vitamin E acetate, used to improve THC viscosity).”
On top of this preposterous lie, they are claiming that there’s an “epidemic” of vaping within the state, “especially among teens”.
First of all, using the term “epidemic” doesn’t relate to the number of people vaping, considering that it is defined as “a sudden outbreak of infectious disease that spreads rapidly through the population”, and as we all know, vaping is not a disease.
Secondly, even if there was a high rate of vaping taking place, it couldn’t be deemed an epidemic. In the UK for example, there’s no claims that there are large numbers of non-smoking teens taking up vaping.
As they are cherry-picking the most illiterate studies possible, their website claims that formaldehyde, arsenic and lead is found in vapour. There’s no results from their claims of the amounts found, there’s no mention that the volume is reduced by a large amount from that found in tobacco smoke, and there’s no mention that compounds such as formaldehyde is created naturally in the body!
All in all, this is a blatant fear mongering tactic performed by these two organisations to demonise vaping as a whole, disguised under the illusion of trying to help teens stay off vaping.
Do you have any thoughts? Do you agree with this, or is it just nonsensical fluff designed to hurt the industry? Let us know in the comments.