Half a dozen mostly young folks died from vaping black-market marijuana derivatives, another nearly 400 are sickened. The government responds by planning to ban fruit and desert flavored nicotine vape liquids, a product that has nothing to do with the illness at hand. The government, as it so often does, lies to achieve its agenda. Democrat or Republican or independent, they are all corrupted by government (power). From NIDA’s years of lying about the dangers of marijuana use, they have no credibility. Those are the people who used to claim that marijuana was as bad as heroin (This is your brain on drugs.)
The government claims to be actually motivated by the surge in youth vaping, but this too is a bullshit lie. Let’s take a look at some official numbers, I am going to use CDC numbers because we have already established that NIDA has zero credibility. According to the CDC 21% of high school students have vaped nicotine in the past 30 days. Also according to the CDC, 30% of high school students have drank alcohol in the past 30 days. Fifty percent more teens have drank in the past 30 days than have vaped.
So the government feels compelled to prevent adults from substituting tobacco with fruit flavored vaping to save the children. That is also why fruit flavored alcohol is being removed from the market.
Well, actually it’s not.
There is a new class of alcohol that is all the rage among young people, hard seltzer. I heard on NPR a marketer claiming that young people like it because it has low calories and no carbs. And it comes in those same fruity flavors that vape liquids do, you know those ones that we have to ban to save the children. Scroll through these images, and let me know if you think they are being targeted at adults. And that isn’t even delving into the world of hard sodas with such adult flavors as Root Beer and Orange Cream, or the candy flavored liquors, or the thousand other alcohol products targeting youth.
5000 youth die each year from drinking and driving, one third of them during prom season. Why is fruity liquor that appeals to these kids on the market? Six young adults die from vaping adulterated cannabis, the government jumps into action and bans fruit flavored nicotine vape juice.
Half a million people die from smoking related illness every year, but government is too addicted to the regressive taxation to do anything about it. 5000 youth die in alcohol related traffic accidents every year, once again the government could care fuck less about kids, they are addicted to the regressive taxation. Six young adults die from contaminated pot, “oh, the children we must do something about vaping.” Got hypocrisy?
I am off tobacco for going on 2 years, thanks to vaping. I had a 2 pack a day habit for 35 years. Smoking killed both my parents. I vape flavors like: Paradise Queen Pineapple, Cartoons, Lotus, Heretic, etc… Yeah, this is fucking personal.
Allow me to let you in on a secret, whenever an elected official states that “it is for the children”, it translates to they have no good reason so they resort to the fallacy of appeal to emotion. They have lost the argument the moment they utter those words. Unfortunately, government is not enforced by logic, but by power.
So if and when the flavor ban happens, I am going to keep vaping fruity and desert flavors; the government has no authority to tell me otherwise as long as tobacco and alcohol are on the market. I have choices, I can make my own vape juice, I can order juice from China, or I can buy it on the black market. Two out of those three choices have a high likelihood of being adulterated; the very thing that the government is claiming to protect me from. But, think of the children!