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Smoking 2.0: Will second-hand vaping lead to mass nicotine addiction?

Just saw an article that claims that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking. They were, it was reported, twice as effective as gum or patches. Beautiful right? But what about the fact that these people didn’t quit imbibing nicotine? They just switched to another method which is less likely to give them lung cancer.

This study by the way was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. I thought that was a respectable journal. Wouldn’t this article be classified as deceptive advertising? Are the vaping companies somehow paying to play here? Are medical publishing standards falling so much that we have to accept this as being research?

Remember the problem of 2nd hand smoking? Well since many people are stopping smoking and the government has banned smoking in restaurants and other public places, its not really a problem now. But what about freedom from the vapors from people vaping? After all, vaping is exploding right now.

I guess titularly if you can’t smoke in a public place, you can’t vape either. But who would know? Can you smell if someone is vaping? Usually only if they’re vaping marijuana or a vape with a strong smell of cinnamon. But in the vast majority of cases you won’t smell it if someone is vaping. Maybe it’s just Ma baking a cinnamon pie?

And now we know that those cool-looking vaping devices actually produce way more nicotine than cigarettes, and the vape-makers are still tuning them to produce even more.

Juul has been the market leader partly because it has high nicotine levels. Now its competitors are doing the same thing. So, the vapors from e-cigarettes are way more addictive than the cigarettes of yore and even the early vaping devices.

So, if you switch from traditional to e-cigarettes you are getting way more nicotine. And if there are people around you, they’re going to be inhaling that nicotine too. Not to mention all the other gunk like glycol, flavoring and other chemicals.

So, as vaping continues to grow apace, chances are that you are involuntarily inhaling nicotine and other potentially toxic chemicals without knowing it. And that means that you can also become a nicotine addict without knowing it. Could it be that there will be so much nicotine in the air eventually that we all get withdrawal if it’s not there, like we go to somewhere outside the city where clean air still exists (maybe)?

What about unborn babies that involuntarily vape via their mother? Does this count as being dangerous and unethical? What are the public health effects once those babies are born? Do they become nicotine addicts in the womb and immediately they are born they are already addicted? What does that do to their future health and cognition? Will it affect their future moods? Life chances?

We used to think that it was industry which was polluting our air, and that pollution could give you all manner of nasty cancers and other diseases. But it’s quite possible now that we have to add the potential for involuntary nicotine addiction, this time caused by your friends, colleagues and family.,

We know what happens when you, one individual, gets addicted to nicotine. But what happens if a whole population gets addicted? We don’t know the answer to that one. Its uncharted territory. And that’s not even counting stuff like the glycol in the vaping fluids and all the other nasty things they add to the fluids. That’s a whole new ballgame.

This is a clear and present new danger to public health. It’s even more dangerous when so-called respectable medical journals are touting vaping as being a cure to smoking.

In this case the danger is even more real because you can’t smell the vapors, you can’t see them, and you don’t know when you are inhaling. And, in addition, medical “experts” are discounting the dangers. Vaping is an insidious new public health problem that even medical watchdogs are discounting and becoming apologists for e-cigarette vendors.

We’re going to see the usual tsunami of false and misleading data and content sponsored by the vaping companies assisted by their fifth columns inside the medical establishment. Don’t believe any of it. This is Smoking 2.0. It’s going to be way more dangerous that Smoking 1.0 because it’s invisible.

And it might be affecting you even as you read this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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