UK: Keep Calm but Don’t Vape

Electronic cigarettes to be regulated

Before I get to the article from The Guardian I want to address the picture they used. It’s also the one I posted above. Could they try to make that picture look anymore like real smoking? All that there missing is some nicotine stains photoshopped on those fingers. 

Anyway it seems that in the UK vaping and e-cigarettes are being demonized in the media much like they are here in the US and they’re using the same old buzzword too….POISON. *gasp* Let’s take a look at the headline from The Guardian shall we?

E-cigarette poisoning figures soar as vaping habit spreads across UK

And it’s the same old misdirection as articles in the US press. People aren’t being poisoned by vaping. They’re being poisoned by irresponsible use of the nicotine juice. 

People won’t remember that from the article though. All they’ll remember is the headline with which they’ll correlate vaping with poison. 

CDC warns of new vaping risk: stupidity

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CDC warns of new risk related to e-cigarettes:

The anti-smoking advocates aren’t going to be happy until vaping (still hate that term) and e-cigarettes have the same stigmas as smoking. In my opinion the Centers for Disease Control is really reaching in their new findings. They now say that nicotine poisoning is on the rise due to people either accidentally ingesting or touching their nicotine laden e-juice.

“People do not appreciate the level of toxicity that is present in this e-liquid. This is concentrated nicotine,” said Dr. Tim McAfee, Centers for Disease Control Office on Smoking and Health.

Those people are what we like to call stupid. This is why they tell you not to smoke while using any nicotine replacement product like patches and the like. Of course some of those poisonings have happened to unsuspecting children.

All you have to do is touch the liquid nicotine to develop symptoms. Users “vape” the liquid and can switch out the containers of e-juice for different flavors, like cotton candy and bubble gum.

Kids under age six accounted for more half of the e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers.

Why is it always candy cotton and bubble gum that are mentioned as flavors. My local vape store has JD and Coke as a flavor. You never see the media mention that. Anyway, if you’re leaving your e-juice out where your kids can get at it you are a bad parent. I wonder how many children under the age of six they get from any other type of poisoning. I’d like see where e-juice ranks in a list of poisons reported to the CDC.

Use a little common sense people before they make it where we’ll have to go back to smoking.