November 27, 2016

Warning: Media hype on vaping may be hazardous to your health

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The mainstream media have been exaggerating the effects of chemicals contained in vaping fluids, even though it’s widely accepted that vaping is 95% safer than smoking tobacco.

There are chemicals like diacetyl, acetyl propionyl and acetoin in vaping fluids that are known to cause serious conditions like popcorn lung and other ailments – but only when a person is exposed to them in high concentrations.

Cigarettes actually contain levels of these chemicals that are between 10 and 100 times higher than that of vaping fluids and not even tobacco cigarettes are known to cause issues like popcorn lung.

In fact, diacetyl is used in the foods we eat to flavour things like shortening and margarine so they taste buttery.

The levels of chemicals like diacetyl in vaping fluids are minimal and when looking at the comparative health risks, vaping simply can’t be compared to smoking tobacco.

The government is concerned that since vaping fluids are flavoured, it might attract younger users and so they’ve begun regulating and restricting it but this means less access to a harm reduction tool for tobacco smokers.

And, every time we hear the word “regulate”, a “tax” often comes too.

I’d say chalk this one up to media sensationalism and the government finding a way to get their hands on more of our money through false pretences.

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commented 2016-11-28 19:18:29 -0500
If there’s a political correctness angle to it they run with it , they are drawn to it
commented 2016-11-28 18:47:01 -0500
Vaping opens the door to tobacco competition. The tobacco lobby does not like vaping as it cuts into their profits. Let’s undress this horse and reveal it’s a phony pony.
commented 2016-11-28 11:36:08 -0500
Excellent analysis. MSM hype & Gov’t interference are a barrier to harm reduction efforts and another probable tax grab. Vaping is much safer than smoking cigarettes
commented 2016-11-28 10:49:24 -0500
Mr. FU…must be getting bored in your mom’s basement.
commented 2016-11-28 10:41:23 -0500
I have been a smoker for almost 40 years. It is a terrible addiction to have and now a very expensive habit. I started vaping about 3 months ago. Not only has it saved me money, but my overall health has improved. The government is pissed because they’ve lost alot of their revenue through tobacco because many have quit or turned to vaping. As if the government is concerned for the health of it’s citizens! With all the chemicals in our water and food supply and what they are teaching our children in schools and handing out pharmaceuticals like skittles, now they want to go at us with vaping issues. Perhaps they should start dealing with more pressing issues like ISIS, and now this pizza gate fiasco. But NO, government is more concerned with vaping. What a pathetic world we live in.
commented 2016-11-28 10:13:35 -0500
This is why I hate those damn dirty liberals
commented 2016-11-28 09:18:26 -0500
PETER NETTERVILLE; I understand The Rebel is against the state “nannying us to death” and I agree , but at the same time when the state is correct in its assessment that vaping leads to disease and death and pollutes the air that non smokers breath then we all need to endorse that, not condemn it. The Rebel’s position on tobacco and its known carcinogens and GMO foods that are known to be laced with pesticides and known carcinogens is no different. Look,it is clear The Rebel is blindly pro-corporations in many instances and for the most part, in general. However The Rebel takes proper positions on many other issues like gun control,small government, freedom of speech , freedom of religion , etc ,etc. hence I support it in those areas.
commented 2016-11-28 07:50:42 -0500
@ David Ross

If you think The Rebel is jumping to the “defence of the huge corporations” they are completely missing what The Rebel is saying.

The Rebel, along with the majority of regulars, believe in freedom of speech and freedom to choose for oneself.

The Rebel and most of its regulars are against the government regulating every portion of our lives.

If you go back and listen to those videos from The Rebel where you think they are supporting a huge corporation you will see that in reality they are against the state nannying us to death with a myriad of regulations, not supporting the “huge corporations”.
commented 2016-11-27 23:59:42 -0500
I’m a Rebel supporter and member. However I find it irritating when The Rebel always jumps to the defence of the huge corporations that continually are trying to make us dumb and sick by pushing on us their drugs, tobacco, GMO products, etc, that all contain constituents designed to kill us or make us stupid. The very people The Rebel are protecting when they do this are the very people who are New World Order slave masters, whose end game is to make us all abject slaves. I think The Rebel still has some waking up to do.
commented 2016-11-27 22:38:18 -0500
I quit smoking cigarettes in June after 44 years by switching to vaping. Couldn’t have done it without and started feeling better almost right away. With the vague new hate speech law recently passed it wouldn’t surprise me to see this site get shut down. After all, this is nanny state Canada and the libs are in charge. I’m worried.
commented 2016-11-27 21:24:14 -0500
Gotta love sad hypocrites like Mr Cuk , happily expressing his dishonest hate while trying to claim the Rebel is a hate group.
commented 2016-11-27 21:22:48 -0500
Mr Cuk good luck with your fascism.
commented 2016-11-27 20:46:31 -0500
I can’t understand this country.
The govt wants to control smoking, but they approve euthanasia and suicide!
commented 2016-11-27 20:43:58 -0500
Mrfukfuk Fukyu, or should we call you Ethan Maccullouch?
Interesting you will not even use your first name while using this website.
You are entitled to your opinion and so is everyone else.
You like petitions, don’t you?
commented 2016-11-27 19:23:56 -0500
Once the government figures out how to tax it, the concerns will go away. But, first, they need to demonize it to justify excessive taxes.
commented 2016-11-27 17:03:12 -0500
I quit cold turkey as well, but some can’t. If vaping helps, then why restrict it? Far more dangerous things are legal!
commented 2016-11-27 16:54:17 -0500
Typical socialist/wanna-be-communists always love to shut down the speech of those they disagree with, of those people that have a differing view point.

It is these type of people that scream at the top of their lungs that they are the champions of free speech.

Of course, so long as your speech matches precisely what these people deem as acceptable, otherwise they seek to take away your right to speak.

Inside every socialist is a hateful despotic dictator screaming to get out.
commented 2016-11-27 16:48:52 -0500
I see, “Mrfukfuk fukyu” that you are all on the up-and-up!

I can see that your morality is obviously next to pure godliness. Your moniker (alias) indicates your incredible integrity and openness is what all people on this planet and far beyond should aspire to be.

Good luck with your petition to silence a view point that you do not agree with as hate speech.
commented 2016-11-27 16:41:46 -0500
Deborah said, "I think a pack of cigarettes was $1.57 for a full size pack when I stopped. "

That was not too far from when I quit. Corner store cigs were $1.05, but $0.85 if bought in a carton of 8.
commented 2016-11-27 16:22:36 -0500
I too quit smoking cold turkey, and it was one of the hardest things that I’ve done. Now I can’t even stand the smell of it, or to be around someone who is smoking. I don’t even allow anyone to smoke in my place or my car. When I stopped there wasn’t a nicotine patch or vaping and it took everything I had to quit, but it was well worth it. I think a pack of cigarettes was $1.57 for a full size pack when I stopped. I worked for the ALCB at the time, and we could smoke in the warehouse. I remember that I couldn’t sit down in the coffee room for six months, until I had my cravings under control. I think the government should stay out of vaping, but we all know that if they can’t control it, and tax it, then they will ban it, under the pretense that something about it may harm someone. This is the same government that is pimping safe injection sites, that keep addicts addicted!
commented 2016-11-27 16:07:19 -0500
I smoked for 62 years (I’m 78) 2 to 3 packs a day. Three years ago I discovered e-cigs and have not had a cigarette since. 55,000 cigs NOT smoked. But they are bad for you and must be restricted and taxed to the hilt. ….right.
commented 2016-11-27 15:51:17 -0500
Drew said, " … but once i had that beer in my hand i had an urge."

Yes, I found association (or whatever it’s called) is the worst, far worse than the chemical addiction itself. For me it was a cup of coffee.
commented 2016-11-27 15:50:09 -0500
Sorry for being long winded-the reason the rates go up is that when the addicts are enabled their numbers grow and they destroy themselves. When will the safe site proponents understand that addicts are not able to be controlled by the nanny state and do not care about heading to the safe site to get high after a while. The site may save a few before until they get deeper, but it causes more victims while doing so.
commented 2016-11-27 15:45:19 -0500
Overdose rates in Vancouver skyrocket and the left wing media calls for more safe sites. If they did so much good then why are the rates going up?
commented 2016-11-27 15:43:27 -0500
Canadian Mongrel damn rights, it is about control and nothing else, they do not give a damn about the health risks. Funny how many of these same people want to push weed and have the government supply heroin and crack for addicts, it makes little sense.
commented 2016-11-27 15:41:17 -0500
Peter Netterville that is how i kicked it as well, all about willpower and staying away from other factors. It was about 3 months later when i went out for my first beer , had no cravings for a while , but once i had that beer in my hand i had an urge.
commented 2016-11-27 14:03:37 -0500
Vaping is a habit that relaxes and give a number of people pleasure. Consequently, the government has to mess with it, because they are opposed to the masses finding peace and contentment. They cannot leave us alone, but have to hound us. Soon, they will be after people who find pleasure in music and reading…actually they already have through censorship. OK, sports…damn they are regulated. Breathing then, flick there is the carbon tax.
commented 2016-11-27 13:21:55 -0500
Even though I feel it is better to quit smoking without substituting it for anything else, I firmly disagree with the government nanny state regulating this substitute. The government need to butt out of our lives.

However, quitting smoking by “cold turkey” is still the best method. I had a real hard time stopping many years ago, but it was worth it.
commented 2016-11-27 12:42:12 -0500
watch digging the coast 365
commented 2016-11-27 12:06:43 -0500
There is none of this pissy-pants leftard whining on a havana cigar