Are Vaping Devices Being Treated Unfairly by the Media and Government?

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In the year 1970 Congress opted to ban radio and television commercials advertising cigarettes and in January of the following year, 1971, all TV and radio stations had to stop airing popular commercials. Since that time, other forms of cigarette advertising has come under scrutiny by the media and governments and now even tobacco-free products are being treated in the same way. Is this fair when ample evidence shows that cigarettes and vaping tobacco-free products are so very different? Here are some thoughts on the matter.

Tobacco- free Vaping Devices

Vaping devices such as those available on Tasty Vapor and electronic cigarettes do not contain tobacco and while they do often deliver nicotine, the vapors are in nowhere near the same category as that of tobacco cigarettes which produce smoke, the result of combustion. It has yet to be empirically proven that vapors are harmful to either the vaper or those around him/her, so it is the opinion of many that it is unfair to categorize them in the same way as cigarettes.

The Need for Further Studies

If you take the time to look at the ‘documentation’ under which many local governments make rulings in regards to vaping devices, you will see that they are using decades old information that is based on smoking tobacco. This is never more evidenced than governments prohibiting vaping in public places because of what they consider to be second hand smoke. Vaping devices produce no smoke because nothing is burned. There is a very real difference between smoke which is full of toxic debris and aerosol which is nothing more than a vapor. In order to correct injustices in the law, it is imperative that more valid studies be conducted to authenticate the fact that vapors contain few, if any, toxic chemicals.

Unfair Media Reporting

Here again, what the media reports is due to a huge amount of hype and very little authentic information. If consumers buy into everything they read or watch or hear, they would likely starve to death and be afraid to enter any crowded room whatsoever. The media has literally put the public into a frenzy when it comes to the issue of ‘second hand smoke’ because they are reporting that those vapors are endangering anyone in close proximity. Study after study have indicated that vapors emitted from a vaping device are far less dangerous (if at all) than smoking and the media simply refuses to hear what’s being said.

The bottom line is that there needs to be a clear line of demarcation between smoking and vaping and until such time that vaping can be proven as dangerous as smoking, they should not be viewed in the same way. Because of all the misconceptions and erroneous information floating around out there, the media and governments are being unfair in regards to their treatment of vaping, vaping devices and electronic cigarettes. Think of it like recalling all 2015 Fords because seatbelts were found defective in Chevrolets. The two have absolutely nothing in common other than the fact that they are both cars. The same holds true of smoking and vaping devices, the only similarity being nicotine. As a matter of fact, even that is not always true as many vaping juices and electronic cigarettes deliver zero nicotine. Are vaping devices being treated unfairly? The answer would be a resounding ‘Yes!’

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