Did you know that in almost all of these recent reports of lung disease, patients have been found to be using black market THC products? Did you know that doctors have now discovered it is causing a Vitamin E overdose in these patients? Did you know that as of yet, the only basis for linking this to vaping, is that these patients were using some type of vaporizer to ingest these products?
The problem is that headlines about lung disease and death associated with vapor products are becoming a daily occurrence and it has blossomed into a full blown moral panic. For those of you who don’t know, moral panic is a carefully strategized concept in which mass media uses an already stereotyped topic and enhances negativity and fear towards it. This is exactly what it happening to the e-cig industry now. The media is offering distorted representations of facts and using strong, suggestive, emotional words to create a perceived link between using e-cigarettes and developing lung disease and dying. Unfortunately, there is a large percentage of the population that will cling to these headlines, never read the actual facts, and spread the misinformation like wildfire. Don’t be one of these people! At TVR, our main goal is to educate, so we are asking consumers to read the WHOLE article, listen to the actual facts, and stay informed of the truth!