Well... We're back again with another crappy Snapchat article straight from the butt hole of naive columnists over at Mashable. I see these Snapchat articles and wonder, is this what you want to do with your life? Spread mass hysteria for a product that is responsible for aiding millions of smokers to transition from smoking cigarettes to vaping on vaporizers? Do you feel happy knowing your journalism is helping spread a false narrative that vaping is bad and should go away? I'm sure you would never say that, outright though (extremely heavy emphasis on sarcasm here).
Here we are with another post talking about the recent research article that just was published regarding vapes not helping smokers quit smoking. I went over in detail the entire article, all 25 pages, here. Let's jump right into this, but let me first say that I'm not a doctor nor is anything I say considered medical advice. I read articles on the internet and give my opinions on them while siting facts/studies/research articles when I can.
Mashable just can't help themselves. They remind of the kids I used to know in middle school, they would say anything to anyone to get attention and be popular, and that includes having to stick their foot in their mouth for lying. But don't worry, they just blame someone else or don't acknowledge it. This time you have mashable starting a dialogue on Snapchat about a research article from Georgia State University. They surveyed 858 participants from 2015 to 2016 about their smoking and vape use. They concluded, inaccurately, that vaping doesn't help you quit smoking.
While we can't expressly say it helps, we are not doctors, we do know that according to Public Health England, e cigs are 95% less harmful for you. Funny enough, that study was published the month these participants started this year long journey. Funny how that didn't affect any of them, I'm making an assumptions considering the amount smokers who didn't quit via vaping in this article. Another fun thing the article states is that NRT product attributed to 11% of smokers quitting while over 35% completely switched to vapes from cigarettes. Oh, but don't worry, the sample size wasn't big enough so they couldn't conclude that to be the case, even though the data is right there in black and white.
Alright, enough of my rambling, back to the article at hand. They brush over a study out of Britain stating vapes do help smokers quit. I think they put this in here to make them feel good inside for lying to the public and not reading into the article themselves. They probably just read the conclusion of the research article and called it a day. Ah, the life of a journalist.
They go on to talk about nicotine harming developing brains, which is why it's so bad for teens and young adults to quit smoking and vaping. Very true, nicotine can harm brain development, that's why vaping products are advertised FOR ADULTS! It's not JUUL's fault that gas station employees don't give a flying F*#@ what your kids do to their body. If it was, you'd never see a kid with a vape in their hand again. But that's never gonna happen unfortunately.
They also touch on a tremendously biased article taken out of context to prove a point that vaping is deadly. The article states that the high temperature of the coils gives off arsenic and chromium when vaped. One little problem, the temperature they had to heat that coil up to was way beyond what could ever be replicated out of a lab. To heat a coil to that temp and take a vape, you'd not only burn your lips right off your face, you'd have the most horrific dry hit in the history of dry hits! On top of that, the amount of chromium and arsenic found were not high enough to pose a problem either.
Their second to last tab in this Snapchat post states the deadliness of vapes exploding. They site at least 133 people have been injured from 2009 to 2016. Reread that sentence again. Does that sound like a problem? I know, I know, 1 person hurt from a vape is too much. But seriously? You have 133 injured, not killed, just injured from vaping related accidents. That's 1 every 19 days! I take fiery burrito dumps more often than that!
Which brings us to the last snap of this Snapchat article, titled Question Everything. Yes, question everything indeed. The first sentence of the damn paragraph is a lie! They state tobacco is the deadliest ingredient in cigarettes, false. There is no real statistic stating what is the deadliest ingredient but many speculate that Tar (by-product of inhaling the ash/smoke of a cigarette), arsenic, formaldehyde are among the most deadly ingredients in cigarettes. You're not rekindling my faith in you Mashable, but then again, did you even try?
Let me know what you think in the comments below, does mashable have a great big hard on for spreading lies about vaping and the products that surround the vaping community? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!