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The vaping panic is looking eerily like the start of a new drug war

The vaping “epidemic” is really a classic moral panic fuelled by sensationalistic media reports that ignored evidence and exacerbated by opportunistic politicians. Legal nicotine vapes almost certainly had nothing to do with the spate of vaping-related illnesses last year, and the increase in teen vaping corresponds with a massive historic […]
The vaping panic is looking eerily like the start of a new drug war
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Kids as young as 11 are vaping. A paediatrician says the habit could permanently stunt their brain development.

Vaping-related illnesses are sweeping the nation, and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention anticipates the total number of cases to increase “considerably” in the coming months. The majority of publicly known cases involve middle-aged people, high-schoolers, and college-aged students, but younger adolescents are also using vapes. Vaping nicotine could […]
Kids as young as 11 are vaping. A paediatrician says the habit could permanently stunt their brain development.
Tech

Bots spammed millions of posts on Twitter promoting vaping. Now, Congress is investigating whether vape companies like Juul were behind it.

Congress is investigating whether e-cigarette manufacturers paid for bots to spam social media with pro-vaping posts. Researchers found out earlier this year that hundreds of thousands of social-media posts promoting vaping most likely came from bot accounts, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The bot activity may have been an […]
Bots spammed millions of posts on Twitter promoting vaping. Now, Congress is investigating whether vape companies like Juul were behind it.