don’t buy your eliquid from this guy
For 15 years, millions of smokers have switched to vaping without serious adverse effects. Nicotine based eliquid from a vape shop is a 95% reduction in risk compared to smoking. This is called tobacco harm reduction or just “vaping”
get your facts straight!
When we say “smoking” we think of smoking cigarettes. When people smoke something else, we specify such as smoking a pipe or cannabis. The media are lumping “vaping” in with people that are vaping black market cannabis products & getting lung injuries.
perspective Jan 2020
Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable disease & death in North America. Vaping virtually eliminates the disease causing toxins found in cigarette smoke. The sudden outbreak of lung injuries is from vaping black-market drugs; NOT nicotine eliquid.
94% reported using THC cartridges
If the vast majority of patients presenting with the lung-injury outbreak self-report using a specific substance it should be reported to the public. Only the Utah Department of Health is following public health ethics & keeping the public informed.
18% of patients don’t report drug use
Because illegal drug use has very serious legal consequences, patients sometimes lie about what they have taken because they are afraid of getting into trouble. An outbreak like EVALI requires rigorous medical investigations such as toxicology screening.
quote Dr. John Britton
When asked about the USA authority’s reaction to EVALI, Dr. Britton said that it was “complete madness.” It is “madness” only if we impose our values onto them. The trick is to work backwards: start with their reaction and then figure out their values.
THC cartridges driver of lung injuries
North American health authorities recommend that people stop using tobacco harm reduction. They even named the outbreak of lung injuries EVALI (E-cigarette or Vaping product use-Associated Lung Injury). They fail to do toxicology screening for THC.
quote Dr. Angela Dunn
The public is bombarded daily by media, gov’t, nonprofits and health authorities blaming tobacco harm reduction (vaping regulated nicotine eliquid) for what is causing EVALI. Utah Department of Health stands alone in telling the public the truth.
Dr. Shahab addresses false belief
The false narrative repeated by media and authority is successfully dissuading smokers from harm reduction.This means more families will suffer as their loved one’s health deteriorates.Smokers have a right to know the truth to make informed decisions.
mandatory signage for Utah vape shops
With a disease outbreak, it ‘s important to notify the public & the population at risk. Vape shops across Utah were utilized to get the word out about the cause of EVALI & ensured their customers could make informed decisions about harm reduction
THC carts contained vitamin E acetate
Cannabis products are oil based. Vitamin E acetate is an oil & used in black market THC cartridges. It causes lung injury & was found in patients’ cartridges. It’s NOT found in nicotine eliquid because eliquid is water based so oil won’t dissolve in it.
The first EVALI case in Canada was declared by Dr. Mackie, medical officer. He claims the patient vaped only nicotine eliquid (water base), not THC cartridges (oil based). He also identifies the illness as lipoid pneumonia, caused from inhaling oils.
lipoid pneumonia is illogical
This statement is from the 2016 study: “Respiratory infections and pneumonia: potential benefits of switching from smoking to vaping.” LIPOID means oil (fat). PNEUMONIA means lung inflammation. LIPOID PNEUMONIA is what is being identified as EVALI.
anti-harm reduction Drouin
Daily, health authorities & media deceive the public about EVALI. They repeatedly refer to vaping without specifying that it is black market THC concentrates that is hurting people. They repeatedly include vaping eliquid in their discussions on EVALI!
Prof. Newton reassures smokers
It’s tragic that people are misinformed about vaping!The evidence has been available since 2014.How many North Americans have been diagnosed with a chronic smoking-related disease in the last 5 years because they didn’t know they had an option?
the lies are working
The pervasive misinformation has successfully convinced the public that eliquid is a source of EVALI. In 4 months, the lies convinced 13% of people that vaping is MORE harmful than smoking; up from 6%, They are now demanding tobacco harm reduction bans.
Dr. Scott Aberegg quote
Utah continues to remain true to the evidence as the balance of health authorities and media continues to include tobacco harm reduction with street level drugs. Dr. Aberegg calls it as it is: people are afraid to say they used street level drugs.
EVALI is not from an increase in vaping
Question: since vaping has been around for 10 years, why the sudden outbreak of EVALI? Dr. Martinu’s answer was there was such an increase in vaping that there are now enough cases to see it. She failed to give the percent of increase or the time frame.
Dr. Tereza Martinu recommends inhaling nicotine
This respirologist on CBC said that vitamin E acetate was found in all the EVALI biopsies & is used in THC concentrates. These substances are not found in nicotine eliquid. Vaping triples the quit rate of the gums, patches and inhalers she recommended.