December 10, 2016

#FakeNews: One CNN tweet spreads two lies about vaping to millions

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator
 

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.

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commented 2016-12-12 08:18:25 -0500
I see Cameron Robock went from threatening The Rebel to lying (“Ezra says you should not vap.”). He certainly is a manipulative deceptive little troll.

Cameron Robock commented 15 days ago
Spreading false news

181 Every one who wilfully publishes a statement, tale or news that he knows is false and that causes or is likely to cause injury or mischief to a public interest is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

R.S., c. C-34, s. 177.
Date modified: 2016-11-17

Cameron Robock commented 5 hours ago
Conservative…right of choice, government don’t tell people what to do. Ezra says you should not vap. Ezra I don’t vap, but I’ll say this. Don’t tell Albertains what to do! Period. Our choice
commented 2016-12-12 02:42:16 -0500
Conservative…right of choice, government don’t tell people what to do. Ezra says you should not vap. Ezra I don’t vap, but I’ll say this. Don’t tell Albertains what to do! Period. Our choice
commented 2016-12-11 09:14:38 -0500
Andrew…..you just cant help yourself, can you? Another sure sign of the mental illness you and your ilk suffer from.
commented 2016-12-11 04:38:28 -0500
Andrew why are people who oppose vaping and push harm reduction so eager import crime and terror?
commented 2016-12-11 02:12:37 -0500
Andrew Stephenson – “It’s kind of funny how the people advocating for vaping are the ones so vehemently against other harm reduction strategies.”

Perhaps you can walk me through theillogical rationale you used to make direct equivalences between methadone and herbal vaping or smoking and heroine use.

And before you start another fallacious circular argument, I feel I have to warn you, I have personally seen the damage methadone does in extending the horror of opiate addiction.
commented 2016-12-10 18:23:54 -0500
Rebel, time to cover pizzagate.
commented 2016-12-10 17:34:43 -0500
It’s kind of funny how the people advocating for vaping are the ones so vehemently against other harm reduction strategies.
commented 2016-12-10 15:25:05 -0500
So, CNN… Fake News? Naw, couldn’t be. After all, it accurately portrayed Hillary as a spiritual being acting as an agent of God. Yea. Right. And I have ocean front land for sale in Manitoba.

Strange how the UN never really was very concerned about smoking tobacco. Millions dying every year. Probably considered it population control. But vaping, that must be regulated at all cost! How dare people have an alternative to cancer sticks!

Zee U.N. must control every act zee people do, ja!
commented 2016-12-10 12:30:22 -0500
I’m glad rebel still addresses this vaping “issue” – it warrants some deeper investigative reporting.
Why? Because when we see the corporate fake news pimping a fallacious narrative and we see the control freaks in Government and their special interest group sycophants as well as the mother ship of globalist fascism, the UN, ALL pimping an alarmist narrative which is blatantly false on a scale we saw the false alarmism of global warming, peak oil, the ozone hole and global freezing pimped – there is an ulterior motive, and it isn’t for the good of the public, their freedom or their pocket book.

There is a globalist shite storm brewing over the vaping issue and I suspect it has to do with PROTECTING the tax revenues governments extort from the demonization of, and the monopoly on tobacco sales – it also has to do with making governments omnipotent in invading the smallest aspects of your life and personal choices.

I don’t “vape” and I don’t smoke (except maybe 2 or 3 really good cigars at the cottage each year which cost me about $75 80% of which is tax) but the din from control freaks of some inexpensive innocuous personal pleasure as vaping makes me want to start swinging dukes and bloody-up one of these rapacious control mongering dibbukim.
commented 2016-12-10 12:18:17 -0500
You have to realize they want to put a “sin” tax on e-cigs. They can’t charge a sin tax until they make it a sin.