Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

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  • rfrmac South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 13, 2018 8:18 a.m.

    What! Your finally waking up to the fact that these things are dangerous? e-cigarettes are the new cigarettes of our time. Look who's the biggest producers of the things. This is an 'epidemic' that could have been avoided if people used their heads and woke up.

  • Thomas Jefferson Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 13, 2018 7:58 a.m.

    2 bits says:

    "If it tastes like candy, it can't kill you... right?

    If it tastes like fruit it can't cause cancer... right?"

    Has anyone but you ever made that claim? No. This is either a red herring or a strawman logical fallacy, or a combination of both but it isnt an argument for anything.

    "Same goes for smoking things laced with THC and carcinogens as smoking things laced with addictive nicotine and known cancer causing agents."

    Same goes for barbecuing, campfires, and living on the Wasatch front. Should be ban those things?

    "I don't know why anybody would think smoking anything is good for your lungs.

    I mean we know the bad effects of even a little PM2.5 particulate matter in the air we breath. Why would sucking smoke straight from a fire into our lungs be good for us?

    I remember people pushing cigarettes selling the health benefits of cigarettes back in the 1950s. But we all know that was just bunk marketing now. Why are we falling for it again in 2018?"

    Again, No one does. Another strawman. Why do you keep making the same silly logical fallacies?

    Aggielove said:

    "Vaping and disc golf. Kinda for the nerds."

    Now you are really getting to the heart of the matter.

  • Thomas Jefferson Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 13, 2018 7:51 a.m.

    "A government-commissioned report in January found "substantial evidence" that young people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try cigarettes."

    No kidding? The same kids that try vaping might also try smokes?
    Someone (a lot of someones) needs a lesson on causality because clearly they dont get it.

    "They noted the survey did not ask specifically about Juul, a sleek, heavily-marketed e-cigarette brand"

    So they think that some juul users DONT know that it is an e-cig? Durr.

    "The decision was criticized by anti-smoking advocates who say e-cigarette makers are targeting kids with candy flavors and marketing that portrays their products as flashy, hand-held gadgets."

    Because adults dont like candy flavors? Are they not hand held gadgets? And what they mean by 'flashy'?

    "Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog said Juul is the brand "most at risk" from an FDA crackdown and that a potential ban on the company's products would boost Altria and other cigarette makers that also sell e-cigarettes.

    Shares of Big Tobacco companies surged in trading Wednesday. Altria Group Inc. and British American Tobacco Plc had the biggest one-day percentage gain in about a decade."

    Think about that?

  • Aggielove Caldwell, ID
    Sept. 13, 2018 6:11 a.m.

    Vaping and disc golf. Kinda for the nerds.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Sept. 12, 2018 10:24 p.m.

    2 Bits:

    I would imagine kids vape because they like how it makes them feel. Humans have been doing this since the beginning of time. No matter what we do, people want to "get high" I guess. I guess we can keep banning and regulating stuff but if we can make people a bit happier with other aspects of their life, I guess the desire to use any drug is much less.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 12, 2018 1:37 p.m.

    If it tastes like candy, it can't kill you... right?

    If it tastes like fruit it can't cause cancer... right?

    Same goes for smoking things laced with THC and carcinogens as smoking things laced with addictive nicotine and known cancer causing agents.

    I don't know why anybody would think smoking anything is good for your lungs.

    I mean we know the bad effects of even a little PM2.5 particulate matter in the air we breath. Why would sucking smoke straight from a fire into our lungs be good for us?

    I remember people pushing cigarettes selling the health benefits of cigarettes back in the 1950s. But we all know that was just bunk marketing now. Why are we falling for it again in 2018?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Sept. 12, 2018 12:10 p.m.

    What? More GOP regulation. Regulation kills the economy-remember? Look at all the jobs and tax revenue created by these products. This seems like a leftist plot, but it's not.