3 ways to POLITELY debunk vaping haters during holiday family gatherings
The holiday season is upon us, which means that we are bound to find ourselves in some very uncomfortable conversations about the so-called dangers of vaping. When sitting around the dinner table with Uncle Oscar and Cousin Vinnie, we might find ourselves tempted to engage in political debates over the Trump impeachment or the Ukrainian situation, but it’s after dinner when we should perhaps be the most alert.
As soon as you pull out your favorite vaping device for that after dinner vape, someone within your close circle of family and friends will likely be tempted to say, “Hey! Don’t those things kill you?” Don’t fall for the bait. Instead, view this as an opportunity to educate your fellow dinner guests on the cold hard facts about vaping.
Be aware. The scandal involving the “vaping related” respiratory disease has infiltrated nearly every aspect of American society, thanks largely to the dimwitted mainstream media which consistently spreads grossly inaccurate disinformation. Instead of arguing with family members, arm yourself with three, very important, government-issued press releases that prove that nicotine-based vapes are not the cause of the mysterious lung ailment.
1. The CDC now admits that THC-containing cartridge are the real problem.
In a December 13 press release, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publicly acknowledged that some 154 THC-enhanced vapor cartridges are directly linked to the nearly 2000 patients recently diagnosed with the respiratory injuries derived from “vaping related” health scare. Even more alarming, 56 percent of all patients across all 50 states admitted to using one brand in particular – Dank Vapes. But the main point of focus should be that the CDC found absolutely zero nicotine-based vapes were attributable to the lung disease scandal. Zero.
2. The DEA just seized 44 websites selling illegal THC products this week.
On December 20 – one week after the CDC announcement - officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a press release announcing the seizure of 44 websites allegedly selling illegal THC-enhanced cartridges. The FDA press release said that a secret project called Operation Vapor Lock is targeting most of these e-commerce sites because they were apparently taking money from customers without sending them any product. Others were specifically seized for selling Black Market THC products – the real culprit behind the “vaping related” scandal of recent months. Once again, none of the websites were retailers of conventional, nicotine-based vapes.
3. The Royal College of Physicians confirms vaping is 95 percent less harmful than smoking.
This is an oldie but a goodie. Way back in 2015, the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom endorsed research conducted and published by Public Health England (PHE), the UK’s equivalent to the FDA in the United States. While the PHE research did not definitively say that vaping is completely risk-free, it did confirm that vaping is 95 percent less harmful than smoking. And if you’re vaping zero-nicotine e-liquids, the risks are even lower.
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There are all sorts of anti-vaping conspiracy theories floating around on social media, and chances are that your family members have already heard of several of them. From ridiculous myths that vaping causes popcorn lung to outright falsehoods claiming that e-cig vapor is laced with formaldehyde, don’t be afraid to call out the nonsense when you hear it.
But do it in a kind and loving way. Perhaps you can successfully convince someone in your family to make the switch from smoking to vaping, and quite possibly add years to their lives in the process. Happy holidays to all from Vapes.com.