The CDC’s anti vaping propaganda reached critical mass this past week, as new data was released claiming e-cig use among adolescents has tripled in the last year.
We reported last month, the cdc would target vaping in its newest anti-smoking campaign. Last week they released their youth tobacco survey and sparked a massive flood of media attention.
The first thing they don’t want you to know
The CDC’s youth tobacco survey found e-cig use has tripled in teens. Yet very few media outlets even mentioned that although e-cig use among American high school students has risen from 1.5 percent to 13.4 between 2011 to 2014. Cigarette smoking has dropped from 15.8 percent to 9.8 in the same time period.
Vapers can’t claim vaping is completely risk free, but unlike the CDC we’re not going to fabricate our facts. We can provide data to show that the vapor itself is safe. Even the most common arguments, such as the exaggerated risk of formaldehyde are easily disproven. The formaldehyde argument holds little water when you study the data and find that the temperatures used were ridiculously high. Nobody vapes at 4.8 volts on a clearomizer, it would burn far too hot, and would taste awful.
The second thing they don`t want you to know
What they fail to mention is the survey only measured the number of teens who have tried e-cigs, not the actual number of adolescents who use them regularly. There is a very big gap between trying and becoming a regular user.
Looking at the survey findings, there is no mention about prolonged use or frequency of use. The data may be correct, but the alarmist claims of nicotine addiction is anecdotal at best. The fact that they fail to clarify this shows a blatant lack of responsibility by the CDC.
The third thing they don`t want you to know
There is no data on whether or not the e-liquids these teenagers used had any nicotine.
Another fact the media conveniently forgets to mention is that there is nicotine free e-liquid.
There is also no evidence to correlate how addictive e-liquid nicotine is, especially in minors.
The CDC’s claims are all based on studies conducted on cigarettes. Cigarettes contain over 4000 chemicals. These include additives designed to help nicotine absorption. Currently the CDC has no data to prove if vaping is addictive.
The CDC continues to make bold claims with little to no evidence to back it up. They take research and spin it to the media with few concrete facts. All minors should be discouraged from vaping, no exceptions. Yet judging by the outrage and propaganda, its almost as if they would prefer teens were still smoking cigarettes.