In another attempt to demonize vaping, CNN sent out a tweet that contained two misconceptions in one sentence.
The tweet stated that e-cigarettes are the most common form of tobacco used among teens but there’s actually no tobacco associated with vaping — and tobacco use among teens hasn’t risen.
Aaron Biebert, creator of the vaping documentary “A Billion Lives,” dispels these lies in an interview with ReasonTV, where he points out how the media uses taxpayer dollars to demonize vaping by suggesting that it’s the same as tobacco smoking.
He also dispels the myth that tobacco usage is up amongst teens.
Studies from both Public Health England and the Center for Disease Control show that statistics on youth vapers are collected in a way that doesn’t reflect the trends accurately.
So why do the government and the media push these lies out?
Well, the government wants to tax vapers and doomsday headlines, sell newspapers.
Tobacco companies also want to steer people away from vaping because they want to keep people hooked on cigarettes.
This has nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with self-interest and what they’re doing, either knowingly or not, works to prevent people from opting for a healthier alternative to smoking.