Just how vapers have become the bad guys for the media?
If you’ve been using e-cigarettes or you’re a smoker, you’re already aware of the atrocious news that storm the vaping industry these months. Are all the vapers in danger, will we die of vaping? Let’s take a look at how all these events have escalated and become the favorite talk of the media.
It All Starts With Teenagers Getting Illed
On July 25th, The Department of Health Services of Wisconsin announces 9 cases of severe lung disease among teenagers. When the DHS is investigating these cases, there’s one common trait to the victims: Vaping.
When the media realizes that there’re millions of vapers in the world, and they’re potentially in danger. The opportunity to make some Bangs is too good to miss.
Then the Authority Steps In
On August 14th, 2019, the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) publishes a press release mentioning that they’re investigating 94 cases related to lung disease caused by vaping in the US. But further researches have to be done to determine the cause exact of these diseases.
Posts of Intoxicated Persons on Facebook Spread Fear
On August 4th, the Facebook posts of Maddie Nelson, a teenager hospitalized because of lung disease due to vaping as she thought, convince her followers to stop vaping and to spread the news.
A few weeks later, the first decease was announced in the State of Illinois on August 23rd. The CDC published a new document mentioning; there are 193 people touch by the disease. All had the same symptoms: difficulty to breath that can lead to hospitalization. According to the CDC, no product is related to be the cause of the disease.
However, the media keep dramatizing the fact. A title like: “The first decease due to electronic cigarettes registered.” can be found everywhere on TV, Internet, and Magazines.
An Escalation on Bad News
Trump Administration Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes
September 11th, the Trump administration step in and indicate his will to exterminate the flavored e-cigarettes industry, to protect teenagers from using e-cigarettes.
After that, It’s Descent Into Hell for the Vaping Industry and Vapers
It’s Too Late
Unfortunately, for vape professionals in the world, the damage is done. Businesses keep dropping dramatically and can reach 30% drop and more.
And the Bad News Keep Spreading.
But Vaping I believe will survive and sooner than we would expect, people will realize that vaping is far better than smoking.
It’s the best alternative to people who want to quit smoking without doing so too abruptly. It’s a smoother and more efficient way to fight cigarettes.