December 02, 2019
The new boogeyman to the Left is vaping. After a ferocious campaign to stamp out cigarettes, the smoking public turned to vaping - using a water vapor-producing gadget to deliver nicotine. Almost immediately there was opposition from the usual suspects. Now they are claiming vaping is killing people - and they want to ban it.
Strange; this is happening while marijuana is being legalized, often by the same people.
At any rate, new research suggests that vaping IS safe!
From Medical Express:
Earlier this year vaping hit the headlines with reports of deaths in the United States linked to the use of e-cigarettes.
Vaping was the common factor, but a toxicologist from Imperial College London suggests the deaths could have been caused by oils or other unlicensed substances being added to the e-cigarette, rather than the approved contents of e-liquids.
While the jury is still out on the long-term health impacts of vaping, the evidence suggests that in the short to mid-term at least, switching from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes could reduce the harm to smokers by as much as 95 percent.It appears the people who died while vaping were putting all manner of compounds into their pipes, things that were never approved for e-cigarettes.
So, what is this "unapproved" substance?
Well, well, well; people are using pot in their e-cigarettes! And the same people trying to ban these products are promoting the sale of cannabis.
There are other things, like essential oils that have no business going into your lungs.
In the end it's not the product but the stupidity of consumers who misuse them. Like the guy who supposedly tried to cut his bushes by dangling his lawn mower off his roof (and wound up getting cut up when he fell) if you do not use prudence with a product anything is dangerous. Shoot; you can injure yourself opening a jar of pickles, or mixing up household chemicals with your evening cocktail.
We cannot legislate against stupidity; that will always be with us. As playwrite Frederich Von Schiller so aptly put it "against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain". Sadly, America has become a land that believes itself capable where the gods have failed. That is the kind of hubris from which Greek tragedies are made.
Posted by: LouisRobinson at January 04, 2020 05:07 AM (dhpUH)
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