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  • The Vaping Crisis Is a Moral Panic Led by Anti-Smoking Crusaders

    10/15/2019 3:10:08 PM PDT · by OddLane · 123 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/14/19 | Jacob Grier
    You have probably heard about a so-called "vaping health crisis," complete with "horror stories" that are growing worse and worse. Over the past few months, more than 1,200 people have become sick and 29 have died from a mysterious acute lung disease. This has led national, state, and local politicians to demand bans on e-cigarettes to protect public health, often invoking emergency powers to implement them. It has become increasingly clear that the wave of respiratory illnesses alarming health authorities is linked primarily to black market cartridges delivering THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana, rather than the commercial nicotine vapor...
  • Vaping illness, deaths likely very rare beyond U.S., experts say

    10/14/2019 12:46:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 14 2019 | Kate Kelland
    E-cigarette or vaping-linked lung injuries that have killed 29 and sickened more than 1,000 people in the United States are likely to be rare in Britain and other countries where the suspect products are not widely used, specialists said on Monday. Experts in toxicology and addiction said they are sure that the 1,299 confirmed and probable American cases of serious lung injuries linked to vaping are “a U.S.-specific phenomenon,” and there is no evidence of a similar pattern of illness in Britain or elsewhere. “What’s happening in the U.S. is not happening here (in Britain), nor is it happening in...
  • A new, non-vaping, non-smoking way to get nicotine has come to America

    10/10/2019 2:12:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    KMOV-TV ^ | October 4, 2019 | Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business
    Vaping is in crisis. Smoking is taboo. Altria has a solution: Iqos, an electronic cigarette-like gadget that heats, but doesn't burn tobacco. Philip Morris has been selling Iqos for a while in international markets. Altria will distribute Iqos in the United States for the first time Friday. The timing couldn't be better for the new nicotine product, as scrutiny grows around smokeless alternatives like e-cigarettes. Iqos is a futuristic-looking device that looks like an e-cigarette. But don't call it a vape. It heats tobacco sticks at a much lower temperature compared to a cigarette and delivers a "full and more...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Latest News, Politics, Tommy Robinson, More....

    10/05/2019 8:39:59 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/5/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The story of the week, at least the good story of the week described on You Tube by activist Gavin Seim.... Onto politics and President Trump fighting to defend himself amidst wobbly knees from many elected Republicans..... A caller challenged Rush Limbaugh Thursday on why the GOP doesn't go after President Trump's enemies and El Rushbo noting that the Republicans will only support things that have popular support..... Outsiders like Roy Moore in Alabama and Kris Kobach in Kansas running for US Senate in 2020 but will President Trump support business as usual or people who will support him all...
  • CDC Confirms That the Vast Majority of Vaping-Related Lung Disease Cases Involve THC Products

    09/29/2019 6:26:35 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 84 replies
    Reason ^ | September 27, 2019 | Jacob Sollum
    Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finally confirmed that the vast majority of patients with vaping-related respiratory illnesses have reported using cannabis products, typically purchased on the black market. Among 514 patients for whom the information was available, the CDC found, 77 percent reported using THC products. Just 16 percent said they had vaped only nicotine, although the types, sources, and brands of the products were not identified.Since people may be reluctant to admit illegal drug use, the true rate of THC vaping among the patients with respiratory symptoms is almost certainly higher. Prior data from...
  • Tests show bootleg marijuana vapes tainted with hydrogen cyanide

    09/27/2019 5:20:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    NBC ^ | 9-27-19 | Conor Ferguson, Cynthia McFadden, Shanshan Dong and Rich Schapiro
    Seeking answers, NBC News commissioned one of the nation's leading cannabis testing facilities to test a sampling of THC cartridges — 18 in all — obtained from legal dispensaries and unlicensed dealers. The findings were deeply troubling. Of the three purchased from legal dispensaries in California, the CannaSafe testing company found no heavy metals, pesticides or residual solvents like Vitamin E. But 13 out of the other 15 samples from black market THC cartridges were found to contain Vitamin E. CannaSafe also tested 10 of the unregulated cartridges for pesticides. All 10 tested positive. The products all contained myclobutanil, a...
  • Juul Accepts Proposed Ban On Flavored Vaping Products As CEO Steps Down

    09/25/2019 11:39:58 AM PDT · by Drango · 69 replies
    NPR ^ | Sept 25 2019 | BOBBY ALLYN
    uul Labs has agreed to stop advertising its popular e-cigarettes in the United States and announced that its chief executive officer is stepping down as state and federal regulators examine hundreds of cases of people who are sick from what appears to be a vaping-related lung disease. The company also said in a Wednesday statement that it will not push back on a Trump administration plan to pull flavored e-cigarettes from the market until the controversial products win approval from federal regulators. In the statement, Juul officials said the company will be "refraining from lobbying the administration on its draft...
  • GOP allies warn vaping ban will sink Trump in 2020

    09/22/2019 3:33:35 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 90 replies
    Conservative leaders are circulating data to White House staff that claims adults who vape will turn on President Trump if he follows through with his planned ban on flavored e-cigarettes, Axios has learned. Between the lines: The data (shown below) reveals that the number of adult vapers in key battleground states greatly outweighs the margins by which Trump won those states in 2016 — and they argue it could cost him reelection. What we're hearing: "While parents may be concerned about e-cigarettes, the people who genuinely care about vaping as a voting issue so far outweighs the number of people...
  • The Ridiculous Anti-Vaping Crusade

    09/21/2019 8:50:09 AM PDT · by kingu · 161 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 20, 2019 | RICH LOWRY
    Never before has a boon to public health been met with such hysteria and ingratitude. Vaping is almost all upside in comparison with traditional smoking, a wanton destroyer of health and lives, and yet the nation is in the grip of a panic about e-cigarettes. In a rarity for the Trump era, the anti-vaping sentiment jumps traditional geographic and political bounds, running from the Oval Office to San Francisco, from President Donald Trump to his most fervent enemies. Trump announced a Food and Drug Administration ban on flavored e-cigarettes last week, while not too long ago the San Francisco Board...
  • Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its stores

    09/20/2019 11:40:04 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/20/2019 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs following a string illnesses and deaths related to vaping. The nation's largest retailer said Friday that it will complete its exit from e-cigarettes after selling through current inventory. It cited growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity regarding vaping products.
  • If Vaping Is Banned, Millions Of Americans Will Needlessly Die

    09/19/2019 6:14:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 124 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 09/19/2019 | Adam Mill
    The Trump administration last week announced plans to ban most flavored e-cigarettes. New York just announced an emergency order to ban flavored vaping. A sixth person has died from vaping-related lung disease, according to the alarmists in news media. CNN has proudly signaled its virtue by announcing it will no longer run Juul and other e-cigarette ads. A few weeks ago, my son shared with me that his public school anti-drug program focused almost entirely on discouraging vaping. That’s right, our leaders have prioritized the “threat” of vaping over heroin, cocaine, alcohol, and smoking.
  • CDC is Protecting Illicit Marijuana While Trying to Pin this Outbreak on Traditional E-Cigarettes

    09/14/2019 12:35:38 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 36 replies
    The Rest of the Story ^ | September 8, 2019 | Dr. Michael Siegel
    It is clear to me that in its investigation of more than 400 cases of acute respiratory failure tied to the vaping of certain products, the CDC is doing everything it can to undermine the proven connection between most of these cases and illicit marijuana vape carts, while exaggerating a potential, but completely unproven connection with traditional electronic cigarettes. This was highlighted last Friday with the complete split between the FDA and CDC with respect to their public communications and warnings regarding the disease outbreak.
  • MSNBC Host Appears to Suggest Donald Trump's Youngest Son Isn't His

    09/13/2019 6:36:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 13, 2019 | Alexandra Hutzler
    MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski appeared to suggest that President Donald Trump's youngest son, Barron Trump, isn't actually his during Friday morning's broadcast of Morning Joe. The conversation started when Brzezinski, her co-host Joe Scarborough and a panel of guests were critiquing former Vice President Joe Biden's performance during Thursday night's third Democratic debate. The two showed a clip during which Biden made a gaffe while going over on his time talking about education. In his response to racial inequality in schools, Biden said a helpful way to educate kids is to "make sure the record player is on at night."...
  • "...the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use..."--Melania Trump

    09/12/2019 3:39:05 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 61 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 9, 2019 | Melania Trump
    I am deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children. We need to do all we can to protect the public from tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent e-cigarettes from becoming an on-ramp to nicotine addiction for a generation of youth.--Melania Trump
  • Trump administration readies ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid outbreak of vaping-related deaths

    09/11/2019 10:42:14 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 119 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/11/2019 | Angelica LaVito
    The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least six people, U.S. health secretary Alex Azar told reporters Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration is finalizing its guidance to remove e-cigarette flavors other than tobacco from the market because children are attracted to other flavors, Azar said, following a meeting at the Oval Office with President Donald Trump. It could take the FDA several weeks to develop the guidelines, he said. The administration will also take...
  • Just STOP vaping,' US doctors urge as death toll hits SIX - and illnesses linked to e-cigarettes...

    09/10/2019 10:28:49 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 89 replies | 9/10/2019 | reuters
    A sixth American has died after developing a severe vaping, related lung illness, Kansas officials reported Tuesday. The American Medical Association on Monday urged Americans to stop using electronic cigarettes of any sort until scientists have a better handle on the cause of 450 lung illnesses and at least five deaths related to the use of the products. The AMA, one of the nation's most influential physician groups, also called on doctors to inform patients about the dangers of e-cigarettes. They want physicians to make sure their patients are are aware of the devices' potential toxins and carcinogens, and to...
  • Melania Trump is 'deeply concerned' about teen vaping as CDC investigates 450 cases of 'new lung..

    09/09/2019 4:06:45 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 81 replies
    daily mail ^ | 9/9/2019 | mary kekatos
    First lady Melania Trump says she is worried about the 'growing epidemic' of e-cigarette use among US adolescents and teens. In a tweet on Monday afternoon, she called for action to fight 'nicotine addiction', but didn't mention any specific plans. 'I am deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children,' she tweeted. 'We need to do all we can to protect the public from tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent e-cigarettes from becoming an on-ramp to nicotine addiction for a generation of youth.'
  • California man in his fifties becomes the FIFTH person to die from vaping-related illness in the US

    09/07/2019 10:47:16 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/6/19 | JOSH SAUNDERS
    as experts warn people to stop using e-cigarettes NOW LA County resident's death is the fifth in the US linked to vaping The unidentified person was over 55 and had chronic health conditions Public health officials warned people to 'stop vaping now' due to the 'unknowns' No brands or fluid chemicals were identified but all were being investigated New York health officials found extremely high levels of the chemical vitamin E acetate in nearly all of the cannabis-containing vaping products But that chemical was was not seen in the nicotine-based products Symptoms with links included chest pain, shortness of breath...
  • CDC warns about e-cigarette use after rise in vaping-related deaths

    09/06/2019 12:58:57 PM PDT · by Drango · 53 replies
    NBC ^ | Sept. 6, 2019 | Erika Edwards
    After the number of vaping-related illnesses jumped to at least 450 cases in 33 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned people Friday about using e-cigarettes, especially those bought off the street. The CDC is currently investigating the spate of vaping-related illnesses that have popped up across the country in recent weeks. "While this investigation is ongoing, people should consider not using e-cigarette products. People who do use e-cigarette products should monitor themselves for symptoms," the CDC wrote in a news release. ~snip
  • CDC: 153 cases of severe lung disease in 16 states possibly linked to vaping

    08/22/2019 7:14:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 21 Aug 2019 | By Michael Nedelman, CNN
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now aware of 153 possible cases of severe lung disease in 16 states that could be caused by vaping, the agency said Wednesday in an update to a multi-state investigation. The cases -- reported from June 28 to August 20, 2019 -- have popped up in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. They have primarily affected adolescents and young adults. This is an increase from Saturday, when CDC announced it was looking into 94 possible cases...