E-cigarettes generated just 1% of the amount of free radicals in tobacco smoke, but this still posed a potential health risk, said the researchers.
“We were surprised by how high that number was, considering that e-cigarettes do not produce combustion products,” said Dr Sussan. “Granted, it’s 100 times lower than cigarette smoke, but it’s still a high number of free radicals that can potentially damage cells.”Well, that kinda agrees with the claim that vaping is 95%-99% safer than smoking which sends shudders down tobacco controller spines, doesn't it? But do please stay terrified, won't you? Tobacco control industry salaries depend on it.
Of course, it's the tried-and-tested "science by press release" so beloved of anti-smoking fraudsters everywhere - in fact, they, uniquely, invented the concept. Concoct some study or other with a pre-determined conclusion, completely ignore your own study if it produces results you don't like, and press release whatever you fancy to ubiquitously lazy journalists worldwide. The goal, after all, is a headline - the pursuit of scientific integrity can go fuck itself as long as the public believe the lie.
These charlatans have lied for decades in this way about tobacco and have gotten away with it because people want to believe them, but e-cigs - coupled with tobacco control's lack of innovation and blasé trust in the ignorance of their fellow man - are presenting them with a bit of a problem. You see, their 'experts' understand so very little about vaping devices that their nonsense takes a layperson minutes to debunk, as the Redhead has.
The study used a test protocol that anyone with half a grain of common sense would tell you was utter rubbish – they exposed mice to the same level of vaping as a person, according to their own assumptions. Now given that a person weighs in at about 70Kg, and a mouse at about 40g, that’s a comparable increase of 1750 times. Perhaps these retards watched Phil Busardo’s Legal Vape 4000 video, and assumed that was quite a normal way for people to vape? Or perhaps they knew that by overdosing mice they would get more negative effects. It’s a good job that nicotine isn’t as toxic as idiots like these think, or the whole experiment would have ended there.
Even then, they managed to screw it up – the estimates for number of puffs per days range from 120 to 350, but that clearly wasn’t enough for these animal abusers. They used 1080.Furthermore, actual scientist Leg Iron spotted a major flaw too.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, they used cigalike cartomisers, which they changed weekly. I don’t know what planet they inhabit, but only a complete fucking idiot would expect to be able to get 180 puffs per day out of a cartomiser for a week. Most of what these idiots exposed the mice too wasn’t vapour as we know it, but burning cartomiser fillings. Good job!
So some mice died from inhaling (undefined concentration) of (some chemical) that might be present in trace amounts in Electrofag steam. Mice have lungs that are smaller than humans and lab mice are bred to be susceptible to all sorts of things – so that those things can be quickly tested. What happens to a lab mouse will take a lot longer to happen to a real-life mouse and a hell of a lot longer to happen to a human. Perhaps longer than a human lifetime. Funny they never mention that.
Ah but wait, the mice didn’t die from inhaling Electrofag steam. They died of being deliberately infected with nasty things afterwards. The ones dosed with (undefined concentrations) of Electrofag steam chemicals died faster – but then, a mouse lung has a bit less capacity than a human lung.
To test the amounts human vapers inhale would involve scaling down and dosing the mice with barely detectable – practically homeopathic – concentrations and my money is on… they didn’t do that.Of course they didn't, it was all about the headline ... and they got it. They should be in jail instead of promoting junk science, but maybe that's something for the future.
Meanwhile, self-professed 'friend of the vaper' ASH (quote marks because they're anything but) still steadfastly say fuck all about their colleagues' duplicitous demonisation of vaping. The end goal of all this fraudulent activity, though, was seen in the Lords on Tuesday as ASH's puppet Earl Howe - whose devotion to ASH and their pals is gimp-like - was keen to cast as many doubts on e-cigs as possible in the five minutes or so afforded to him.
You can read the whole thing here, but the Earl's highlights are below.
"However, we would not wish to see children taking up vaping, as nicotine is a highly addictive substance"
"Equally, we need to be cautious as regards the long-term health effects of using e-cigarettes. That is why the Chief Medical Officer is currently not able to recommend their use."
"The Cochrane review concluded that the quality of the evidence overall is low because it is based on only a small number of studies."And my favourite ...
"There is a question mark over the electrical safety of some products. We cannot make a general statement about products that are currently on sale. Nevertheless, it is right that the European Union has taken this matter in hand."Because the European Union doesn't already compel us to observe their 2006 batteries directive along with the other 20-odd regulations and directives which already cover vaping paraphernalia.
Following on from the recent absurd formaldehyde nonsense, it's clear where the tobacco control audit trail goes. Junk science leads to headlines leads to pet politicians proposing unnecessary laws. It's just how it has always been, except with e-cigs there are many more people noticing the fraud.
And if you want to know how we got to this absurd point with e-cigs, I highly recommend you read Snowdon's article today tracing a WHO timeline. It's never been about health.