An editorial published on The New York times says that the FDA regulation is only sensible, and is backed by evidence.
Although it makes sense to regulate vaping products, The New York Times’ Editorial Board seems to have forgotten what responsible journalism is, and did little to no research on the topic.
Here are some points that we have found to be complete bullshit, together with our response:
There is actually; a study conducted by The Society For The Study of Addiction in the UK indicates that vaping has helped approximately 6.1 million people quit the vice.
Considering that only 16.9% of the UK’s adult population continue smoking to date (around 5 million), that’s more than a 50% decrease. To say that there is no evidence that vaping helps people quit smoking just doesn’t make sense. We have data, now show us yours.
Yes, vape devices may emit carcinogens and metal particles — if they have 10 batteries fired at a series connection. A handheld vaporizer couldn’t produce that much heat to melt metal and emit particles.
As for carcinogens, formaldehyde may be emitted if you subject propylene glycol to very high temperatures. To give you an idea, that would feel like dry hitting everytime. No one I know has an iron throat that can handle that.
There is propylene glycol in cakes, cereals, and other food items that may be in your fridge, and they were cooked for way higher temperatures. Why isn’t anyone giving a fuss about that?
Gummy bears, cotton candy, and some popular sweet flavors were allegedly “designed to appeal to children” which is pure bullshit. Almost every e-liquid bottle contains an 18+ warning, and there is an unwritten rule that vape shops should not be even selling their products to kids.
To say that these flavors were designed for children is like saying that Pokemon dildos were designed for 8 year old girls.
Yes, regulating vaping products is ok to keep teens and young children at bay; but it there are far greater problems that deserve immediate attention.
Underage smoking and drinking is a problem too; and for all we know, these are the bigger issues we should be focusing on since these are far more harmful than vaping.