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U.S. plot to ‘destroy vaping’ says The New York Post

Posted by Matt Rowland on

Proposed anti-vaping regulations by the FDA are drawing fire from nearly every corner of the globe, including the UK’s Royal College of Physicians (RCP), seven highly regarded international experts on tobacco regulations, and now The New York Post.  Even a former high-ranking government official from Wales is claiming that the FDA and the CDC are trying to provide “defacto protection” for Big Tobacco by issuing laws and making inaccurate statements about the health risks of smoking versus vaping

New York Post Journalist Kyle Smith even asks the question, “Why is the government out to destroy vaping?” These are pretty harsh words coming from a representative of an industry that routinely publishes the false claims and outright lies of such notorious agencies as the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  But Smith even acknowledges his industry’s lack of dedication to report true and meaningful facts to the general public:

“Virtually every day the (competing newspaper, The New York Times) declares that a medical report has ‘found’ something or other (about e-cigs), but this considered estimate by a major public-health institution (The Royal College of Physicians) using reams of data is relegated to being an ‘assertion.’ “

In other words, the RCP is taking a pro-vaping stance, and most newspapers don’t seem to like it.  Just last month, Vapes.com reported on another publication spreading the same sort of misinformation.  The Huffington Post attracted outrage from both the medical community and the vaping industry alike after publishing a video by Margaret Cuomo that contained so many factual inaccuracies about e-cigs that Huff Po editors were forced to print a retraction.

(Related Article: HUFF PO PRINTS RETRACTION FOR BOGUS MARGARET CUOMO VIDEO ON E-CIGS)

(Related Article: CDC LIES ABOUT VAPING; SAYS NO CHANGE IN ‘YOUTH TOBACCO USE SINCE 2011’)

But The New York Post has a longstanding reputation for fairness and accurate news reporting, which makes this recent Kyle Smith article so fascinating.  In fact, Smith makes a very interesting comparison that really drives home the theory of a government plot to destroy vaping:

“If a new delivery-room procedure reduced deaths of mothers during labor by 95%, CNN and “60 Minutes” would do special hour-long tributes and the new technique would quickly become mandatory.

If a new safety gadget inside automobiles were demonstrated to reduced fatalities by 95%, it would be talked up as a miracle of the age and be installed in every car.
And yet, years ago along came a device that reduces harm from smoking by 95%. The reaction has been silence at times, outright suppression at others. There have been plenty of lies to accompany this bizarre smear campaign.”
-Journalist Kyle Smith of the New York Post.

 

Later in the article, Smith goes on to praise Britain’s Royal College of Professors for taking such a bold, pro-vaping stance recently. Just last week, the RCP issued a statement questioning why all governments are not shouting about the benefits of electronic cigarettes from the mountaintops instead of trying to sweep them under the rug.  Who is the RCP?  The very first agency, foreign or domestic, to link cigarette smoking to cancer and other diseases. The RCP made this connection in 1962, a full two-years before the U.S. Surgeon General.

(Related Article: ROYAL UK MEDICAL GROUP TAKES STRONG STANCE IN FAVOR OF E-CIGS)

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