So for some weird reason, the mainstream media is blowing up with a “new” discovery: dripping.
That thing that you’ve been doing without incident since 2012 is now apparently a new “dangerous” phenomenon, and like all mainstream media stories about vaping, it wouldn’t be complete without a sensationalist attempt to convince soccer moms that it’s going to give their kids cancer.
You might be thinking “Ok JR, that’s enough hyperbole. You can make your point without exaggerating. Surely they aren’t really trying to tell parents that their kids will try the dripping and get cancer”.
I wish I could say that I was making this up or exaggerating for effect, but unfortunately I’m not.
Here are some actual quotes from some media articles today:
“Dripping,” which differs from normal e-cigarette use that slowly releases the liquid from a wick onto a hot atomizer, may expose users to higher levels of nicotine and to harmful non-nicotine toxins, such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde — known carcinogens.
Experts are concerned that “dripping” could expose users to increased levels of toxins and carcinogens created when the liquid in e-cigarettes is vaporized at high temperatures.
Previous research has shown that “the levels of some chemicals like formaldehyde and other aldehydes, which are known carcinogens, are higher with direct dripping than with conventional e-cigarette use,” Krishnan-Sarin said.
Dripping generates higher heating coil temperatures than conventional use of e-cigarettes — and this is a safety concern. “Higher temperatures lead to greater emissions of a class of harmful chemicals known as volatile aldehydes,” including formaldehyde and acrolein, Shihadeh said.
While VaporVanity readers may be smart enough to see through this bullshit (the media is seriously still citing the thoroughly debunked formaldehyde study), the sad thing is that these media outlets are STILL the #1 way that most people get their news. Especially the older crowd who are more susceptible to any article that will make them think that their precious offspring will get cancer.
Here’s a video of Trump calling CNN fake news to cheer you up: