Semantics will kill your children


The anti-vaping crowds are just full of concern trolls aren’t they?

The latest are people who feel the number of different names for e-cigarettes and vaporizers are fooling our children into getting hooked on nicotine.

“They’re sort of a camouflage. A lot of kids who would never be associated with a cigarette are perfectly happy to use a ‘vape pen’,” said Dr. Glynn. “Youth, as well as adults, may be somewhat confused by it.”

“If we just say, ‘do you use an e-cigarette?’ Many youth will say, ‘no I don’t use an e-cigarette,’” said Dr. Glynn. “What we won’t have is the good information we need about who is using, how long have they been using and so on if we don’t use the correct terminology.”

They’re not giving teens enough credits. They know exactly what they’re saying. Teenagers are the rulers of semantics in this world. If you ask a teen if there is going to be beer at a party they’ll say no because they’re all going to be drinking whiskey.

People need to let go of this conspiracy that vaping and e-cigs are marketed towards kids. All the marketing that I’ve seen and heard is aimed towards one group of people, smokers. If a teenager is old enough to smoke he’s old enough to vape and if he or she used to smoke while not the perfect solution is a much better alternative than cigarettes.

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  1. Lori

    Thank you Trench!! Keep setting the record straight on this issue. Vaping may not be healthy but it’s the first time a legitimate alternative to smoking cigarettes has been offered. For those who doubt this look up the failure rate of all the patches, gum and lozenges. And the cost of those worthless products.

    1. Trench Reynolds

      Thank you for reading and I couldn’t agree with you more.


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