Fear and Vaping at the New York Times

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This is exactly how you can tell that journalism is dead. The New York Times is supposed to be held at a much higher standard than most newspapers. They’re supposed to be a bastion of true journalism in a world of tabloids and misinformation. Yet when it comes to vaping this is the kind of headline they use.

Selling a Poison by the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes

Just by reading the headline you can tell that is not going to be an unbiased article and you’d be right. Let’s take a look at some of the FUD used in this piece. 

A teaspoon of even highly diluted e-liquid can kill a small child.

Yes it can, if you leave it out for them like a dumbass.

Toxicologists warn that e-liquids pose a significant risk to public health, particularly to children, who may be drawn to their bright colors and fragrant flavorings like cherry, chocolate and bubble gum.

They forgot cotton candy. You can’t forget cotton candy. Kids love that shit. At least that’s what the anti-vaping community keeps telling us. 

In the cases of exposure in children, “a lot of parents didn’t realize it was toxic until the kid started vomiting,”

Those people are morons and shouldn’t be having children. That should be a question to any first time vape store customer. If they say that nicotine can’t be toxic then they should be banned from every vape store in the country. Like I’ve said before, if you’ve ever tried to quit smoking using nicotine gum or patches then you know that too much nicotine can be dangerous,. This is why they tell you not to smoke while using one of those products. Vaping is no different. 

The user comments from the article are just as ignorant but considering most of them come from the Bloombergist Republic of New York City it shouldn’t come as a surprise. (Yes, I know he’s not mayor anymore but his heavy handed tactics will have reverberations for years to come and I hear the new guy isn’t any better.)

However at least one comment I saw had some truth to it. One commenter mentioned that nicotine gum also comes in sweet flavors like fruit and mint. Why aren’t the busybodies going after the pharmaceutical companies that make them as well? After all they must be targeting kids with their product. I mean what kid doesn’t like gum? 

Let’s also not forget that juice does come with varying degrees of nicotine including 0mg. That’s not a typo, that’s zero milligrams of nicotine if you so choose which is the goal for most vapers out there. 

The reason that no one complains about the nicotine gum is because it doesn’t look like smoking. That’s it. This crusade against vaping is all because of a cosmetic similarity to the real thing. That’s like saying you shouldn’t drink water because it looks like drinking vodka. 

It’s only a matter of time before there’s a group like Mothers Against Vaping. 

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