Saw this headline today in my Facebook feed and just rolled my eyes.
Does this guy have a medical degree? Done some research on it himself to back up his assertion? Or is he just spouting off on something to make a big stand?
More than likely, it’s the latter, not the former of those questions. Seems like everyone wants to be noticed, taking a divisive stand on an issue to keep themselves on the radar. It seems that Rep. Paul Ray has chosen this as his hill to die on as he is apparently a long time opponent of e cigarettes.
The most catching part of the article for me was this:
Ray disregarded the fact that vapers have as yet not come down with any of the illnesses related to smoking.
Vapers will have lung cancer and a whole lot of other things because they’re puffing formaldehyde,” Ray said. “Formaldehyde is five to 15 times more likely to cause cancer than a cigarette. In five to 10 years from now you guys are gonna be turning around trying to sue these companies because of the health issues.”
How does he know this? Wouldn’t this be reported elsewhere? I’ve never seen reports stating as such before. Good grief.
And here he’s shot down:
Ray’s views on the risks of e-cigarettes are way outside the medical mainstream, saying he “absolutely” believes e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as their tobacco-filled rivals.
In August 2015, Public Health England released a report concluding that e-cigarettes are 95 percent safer than e-cigarettes. Ray’s comments inflamed vaping groups.
You know as well as I do that this won’t stop him from spouting off the same rhetoric against e cigs though. A blind eye will be turned against all the evidence stating otherwise.
If it’s not harming you personally, just leave it alone and let vapers get on with their vaping. Know what reading this article made me do? Reach for my favorite vaporizer and take a nice big puff.