The Great American Vaping Panic

Martin Durkin joins Snowdon and Slater for the latest episode of Last Orders.

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Have e-cigarettes really turned deadly overnight? Why does the media so credulously report nanny-state spin? Is it now acceptable to spray smokers in the face with fire extinguishers? Martin Durkin joins Chris Snowdon and Tom Slater to discuss the latest nanny-state news.

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Bobby Singh

11th October 2019 at 12:07 pm

Not sure about this line of thought. I’m completely against nanny state interventions but the article ignores history. The same arguments could have been made for cigarettes (with it’s effects hidden by a cabal of industry leaders), second-hand smoking and mobile technology. All new technology should be proven to be safe before it’s unleashed upon the populace, and there are experts who’ve warned about the dangers of wi-fi.

Yet you can get prams with a ipad attachments.

If there is a truism to with vaping, it’s that any foreign substance will have an effect and isn’t merely passive. It’s the same with trans fats, the horrifying effects of MSG, the GMO aspartame that’s a neuro-toxin and has replaced sugar in most soft drink, chewing gum and 1000s of other products.

Vaping isn’t going to have no effects or beneficial effects. What matters is that it’s not industry spin that runs the arguments.

Ven Oods

8th October 2019 at 7:46 pm

And, that top-of-page pic looks like someone forgot it was black tee-shirt day at the office!

Ven Oods

8th October 2019 at 10:13 am

Re the mainstream reporting of minimum pricing of alcohol: it’s not fake news, it’s shit journalism

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