Electronic Cigarette Myths
On March 28, 2014, NBC released a video featuring Dr. Nancy Snyderman which attempted to debunk e-cigarette myths. That’s right, another attempted attack has been made on the electronic cigarette industry, and just like all of the other attacks, this one fails on multiple levels. In the video, Dr. Snyderman talks about 3 myths but like every other report that has been released, she is only trying to brainwash the public by feeding them unfounded information. Here is a basic rundown of the video:
Myth #1: E-Cigarettes are a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes As soon as Dr. Snyderman opens her mouth in an attempt to debunk this first myth, everyone watching the video should have immediate gave a slight chuckle and went back to playing Farmville on Facebook. She begins by saying, “Well, the jury’s still out on this one.” Again, this is someone who is supposed to be proving something to be wrong and she starts off by basically saying, “Well, we don’t have any proof that they’re not a safe alternative, but if you’re dumb enough to keep listening and watching this video, then I’ll attempt to brainwash you by feeding you some inconclusive evidence.”
Next, she talks about the 60 carcinogens in tobacco smoke and then, while attempting to debunk the myth that electronic cigarette is a safe alternative, says, “E-cigarettes remove those harms because they’re tobacco-free.” If anything all she did was make the case stronger for an electronic cigarette by stating that the vapor coming off of them is safe. She then goes on talking about the liquid nicotine that is vaporized in e-cigarettes and how harmful it is saying, “It includes Diethylene Glycol, something you’ll also find in anti-freeze and Propylene Glycol an irritant found in fake smoke machines.”
These statements are apparent scare tactics that are common in the media these days when talking about e-cigarettes. I wonder why she didn’t tell people that Propylene Glycol is also found in several of the foods that we eat, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics? Maybe she should have taken the time to study up on Propylene Glycol on the V2 Cigs Blog before she decided to sit down and do this shameful video for NBC.
But then, of course, she wouldn’t be able to unnecessarily scare the people who are depending on her video to make an informed decision about e-cigs by making unfair comparisons. To finish up her attempt to debunk Myth #1 she says, “We don’t yet know the long-term effects of inhaling these vapors.” Can someone please show me where she was able to debunk Myth #1 that e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes?
Myth #2: E-Cigarettes can help you quit smoking On this one again, she states inconclusive findings. She starts off by saying, “Well, this too is not proven.” Ok, so to me that means maybe it does and maybe it doesn’t! Fact is, they yet don’t have a way to prove that it does not help you quit smoking, but if they would release the numbers for the amount of money they are losing in the tobacco industry and the number of people who have thrown Chantix, Wellbutrin, gum, patches, and every other smoking cessation device in the garbage I bet they would find some proof then!
She goes on to say, “70 percent of smokers in the US want to quit but the sad truth is, many of them fail. One of the reasons may be the nicotine, the addictive ingredient found in both traditional clouds of smoke an electronic cigarette, but there are currently no long-term studies showing that electronic cigarette is more successful at helping smokers quit than any of the FDA approved nicotine patches and gums that are currently on the market.” As I stated above, let’s look at the money Big Pharma is losing because people have found electronic cigarettes to be more effective than anything else on the market.
We will then see why they are paying so many of these news agencies to put out bull crap information and videos like this one. In addition, if people really want to see how effective e-cigarettes are, all they have to do is look at the #IMProof Movement and the one started here on Voice of Vapers, the #IAMONE Movement and read some of the stories people have posted about how they were able to finally quit smoking after trying everything known to man that was supposed to help them. Answer this, if those FDA approved patches and gums that are available are so effective, then why is it that 70% of current American smokers want to quit but fail? The answer is simple, those products don’t work!
Myth #3: Electronic cigarette is FDA Approved
I’m going to file this one in the “Made that one up” category. I don’t know of a single person in the vaping community that is going around telling people that e-cigs are FDA approved. Anyway, Dr. Snyderman says, “Definitely not true! The FDA does have the power to regulate the marketing and labeling of tobacco products, but since e-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco, they don’t face the same restrictions.
Without FDA regulation, you can’t really know if the product in your hand is as safe as advertised.” That’s it. That’s was her whole attempt to try to debunk e-cigarette myths. It’s still early in the day, but I’m going to go ahead and call it now. That video is the #FAILOFTHEDAY! DR. Snyderman did not prove anything in the entire 1:58 she was making a fool of herself for NBC. The last time I checked in order to debunk something, you have to have conclusive evidence that what’s being stated is in fact false.
You can’t just make a video saying a bunch of stuff like, “While it’s not been proven…While there are no evidence…No long-term studies have been done that prove…” That horse crap! There are people out there who are watching this video trying to figure out if e-cigarettes are really dangerous and they are being misled. If you want to watch Dr. Snyderman’s video you can see it on the NBC website here If you want to send Dr. Nany Snyderman a message you can try to reach her through her Facebook Page but as with every other person who has put out garbage info, good luck getting a response. If anyone is lucky enough to get a response from her, please leave it here in the comments so we can show everyone what she has to say to defend herself.
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