Yes, Rush Limbaugh Is Right, On E-CIGS at Least

April 1, 2014 at 1:13 am Leave a comment

So Rush Limbaugh might be right on one topic

RUSH: How many of you people are partaking of these electronic cigarettes? How many of you are using e-cigarettes? It’s an increasing number of people. But, man, the New York Times is just hell-bent on wiping them out — and not just the New York Times. Democrats everywhere are hell-bent on wiping out this product. You would think that they would try to come up with a way to tax it.

They haven’t banned cigarettes. I mean, how many years have they been talking about cigarettes as killer and ruination for our children? But they never ban the product. They still sell it. They’re using tax revenues, sale tax revenue from the sale of tobacco products to fund children’s health care programs. They can’t ban tobacco, but they are hell-bent on getting rid of electronic cigarettes. They’re lying about things in the process of doing it.

There was a story in the Times on March 24th, so three days ago. “Selling a Poison by the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes — A dangerous new form of a powerful stimulant is hitting markets nationwide, for sale by the vial, the gallon and even the barrel. The drug is nicotine, in its potent, liquid form — extracted from tobacco and tinctured with a cocktail of flavorings, colorings and assorted chemicals to feed the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry.

“These ‘e-liquids,’ the key ingredients in e-cigarettes, are powerful neurotoxins. Tiny amounts, whether ingested or absorbed through the skin, can cause vomiting and seizures and even be lethal.” For those of you in Rio Linda, that means they can kill you! “A teaspoon of even highly diluted e-liquid can kill a small child.” There’s only one problem. There is not one recorded instance of it, because people do not drink it.

 

Nobody has been caught being killed drinking the stuff. What happens is, you put it in the electronic cigarette. It’s got electronics in there ’cause it’s an electronic cigarette. There’s a battery in it. When you puff on it, or when you draw on it, it heats up the liquid. In the tip of the e-cigarette, there’s a little LED that turns orange

While I squirm when I hear the great El Rushbo on the air, I really get angry when the politicians are trying to ban e-cigs.  Perhaps, we should ban e-cigs from being smoke in certain public place, but they should be allowed to be smoked at bars or other public place.  It is not like e-cigs are going to cause problems with second-hand smoke

The reality is that only person who suffers from the vapes, if any, is the user themselves.  I have not seen any conclusive study that states that second-hand vaping is going to cause any major health risk. I totally understand that vapes do not decrease the chances of quitting cigarettes or it neither decrease the rate of people smoking.

Maybe, it is because I am in recovery where I have developed a strong opinion on smoker’s rights.  Maybe, it is because I want to defend all of the rights of those people who vape at local meetings.

I have no desire to vape, but vaping is a different level of health threat than smoking cigarettes is.  Therefore, our lawmakers should treat it as lower threat than it is actually is.

 

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