The Vaping Argument: Is It Safe?

The number of people who have adopted vape devices in the recent years is one of the most staggering shifts in social culture ever seen. The shifting paradigm has incited a lot of questions about the nature of these devices and whether or not they are totally safe to use. There’s already in society a willingness to believe that inhaling any substance can only be negative, so it’s not too difficult to see why so many people question the safety of these devices. But there’s an interesting phenomenon going on in the scientific community over these devices, and it’s much more in-depth than it appears at first glance.

The Man Behind The Curtain

When vaping devices first started to gain popularity, the first people to notice weren’t those in the vape industry. It was their competitors, the executives in the tobacco and alcohol industries. Those industries were already well-versed in the control of public opinion because of their experience working against the legalization of cannabis. Those industries paid millions of dollars to fund private research to manufacture results that proved their products were safer than other supposedly nefarious items, and that same thing is starting to happen with the vaping industry. In other words, not every scientific study or paper is entirely accurate. In fact, many of them are completely wrong.

False Findings

There is actually no argument in the true scientific community over the effects of vaping on one’s health. Legitimate scientists will happily tell you that vaping is nearly 95 percent safer than standard cigarettes, but their voices are often drowned out by the voices of other ‘researchers’ who have been paid to show specific results whether or not those results are valid. Scientists have the capacity to be bought just like most other people. The tobacco industry simply has to find those scientists and pay them enough to buy their scientific integrity.

How They Do It

Whenever you see a report that states how dangerous vape devices are, take a look at the source of the study. In every instance, you’ll find that the study was funded by some wing of a subsidiary company of a large tobacco company. They try to keep the trail covered, but someone looking closely can see it. The scientists they pay off for results often do perform studies on the vape devices, but they do so in ways that no real user actually ever would. They then make wild claims about the health effects of vaping, but it is no more than propaganda or negative advertising. True harm is done when other entities, like governments and other industries, use those false findings as the basis for proposing new legislation against the vape industry. For those of you interested, the DashVapes website has more information available.