Have all vaping products been targeted to the uninformed and young? No (the vast majority aren't). Should there be regulation to punish parts of the vaping industry to stop targeting to kids? Yes. Adult vapers and the majority of the industry don't want youth vaping can you grasp that?LOL so based on all of that "info" you've got, the government, Public Health and many physicians have an agenda against people intoxicating themselves with a very addictive substance than can easily be targeted to the uninformed and young (like it has been, that's the reason of this article) and also stating that the science behind anything ill related against vaping has been bought or fabricated because common sense shows that inhaling an addictive and artificial substance not meant for anything else but to hook people into buying it is very healthy and worth defend.
You are stating on this thread that the companies who have invested billions and made billions to keep selling and making products using addictive substances are the good guys and doctors and scientist all over the world have been lying all this time. Yes, the same companies who sold you cigarettes and told you it was healthy 60 years ago are now the victims. Keep dreaming and vaping my friend, I wish you good health because I'm not going to reply to you anymore about this again.
You underestimate the power of money, how much Big Pharma has, what it spends it on and why. I have linked to multiple "doctors and scientist" throughout this thread that haven't had their research bought. The difference it can be shown where all of the ban vaping and research towards that goal has been influenced and bought.
The vaping industry is not the tobacco industry and if you knew anything about it whatsoever or read any of my other posts which covered this very issue you would know this. I already mentioned that the Royal College of Physicians were the first to speak out on the dangers or smoking, these are the worlds best medical experts who say vaping is 95% less dangerous.
It's based on proof, fact and science rather than some kind of puritan, prohibition ideology that can't be backed up or bought by the corruption of Big Pharma.
Big Pharma make nicotine gums, patches and dangerous anti smoking drugs (they want to give those drugs to these kids). They also make the drugs that treat the terminal illness created by smoking. They don't like vaping because its cutting into profits.
These are the reasons that a project funded by Big Pharma like the one you linked to, along with the overblown and exaggerated kids vaping rhetoric is so flawed and corrupt. Big Pharma money reaches parts of government, experts and doctors.
The US Food and Drug Administration is considering the role of drug therapies to get kids to quit vapes and other nicotine products. These are the side effects of the drugs they want to give to kids:
- difficulty concentrating
- flatulence (passing gas)
- sleep disturbance (difficulty sleeping or abnormal dreams)
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- signs of mental changes (e.g., changes in behaviour, changes in mood, hallucinations, thinking about harming self or others)
-signs of depression (e.g., poor concentration, changes in weight, changes in sleep, decreased interest in activities, thoughts of suicide)
- signs of heart attack (e.g., sudden chest pain or pain radiating to back, down arm, jaw; sensation of tightness or pressure of the chest; nausea; vomiting; sweating; anxiety)
- signs of a severe skin reaction such as blistering, peeling, a rash covering a large area of the body, a rash that spreads quickly, or a rash combined with fever or discomfort
- signs of stroke (e.g., sudden or severe headache; sudden loss of coordination; vision changes; sudden slurring of speech; or unexplained weakness, numbness, or pain in arm or leg)
-symptoms of a serious allergic reaction (e.g., puffy, swollen eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands or feet; hives; shortness of breath; or a severe skin rash with peeling and blistering, possibly with headache, fever, coughing, or pain)
I invite you read my other posts and investigate the credibility of the experts, doctors and medical professionals (many of which have worked in tobacco harm reduction for decades).
Keep dreaming that the millions of smokers out there will have good health by people like you discouraging them from switching from a product that will kill them, to one that when used as intended won't kill anyone.
Using nicotine is only harmful (to the point of concern) when used in a delivery method that is harmful (smoking). Any unreasonable restriction, outspoken view/media, law/rule making or "evidence" against proven, drastically safer alternatives (including vaping/e-cigarettes) based on ignorance, misguided ideology, prohibition/puritanism or financial interest/influence is damaging to public health.