Rose left a link to a site collecting press releases. On that site, Bandwagon Boy himself, Johnny Banitall, has been busy. One of his latest gravy trains is the attack on Electrofag.
Nicotine could be deadly – if you concentrate it and drink a lot of it. It is self-evidently not deadly in tobacco or nobody would ever have smoked more than one. If it is deadly in the wisps of smoke that annoy the timid and the feeble, then it must surely kill the smoker with one puff.
This is logic. No point explaining it to antismokers, they are all too dim to grasp it. They also have not realised what this statement implies –
The need to protect bystanders from exposure to this chemical justifies the growing number of bans…
It implies that you antismokers are incapable of looking after yourselves and must be nannied and mollycoddled throughout your shallow, bubble-wrapped lives. And still you wonder why the world is laughing at you.
Some of the article is straight-out lies, of course, such as this one –
The new experiment did not study exposure to the other main ingredient of e-cigarette vapor, propylene glycol, although the chemical is recognized as a respiratory irritant.
That’ll be why it’s used in asthma inhalers then.
This, though, is the meat of the article. The bit you’ll see the drones regurgitate in the newspaper comments:
Another study in April found some 22 potentially dangerous chemicals in the vapor given off or inhaled. These include many metallic particles – including 3 on the FDA’s “harmful and potentially harmful chemicals” list [lead, nickel, and chromium] – with the concentrations of 9 “higher than or equal to the corresponding concentrations in conventional cigarette smoke,” notes Banzhaf, who has been called “the law professor who masterminded litigation against the tobacco industry.”
He’s not lying. Let’s take his version of the truth apart.
lead, nickel, and chromium
Well, duh. It’s an electronic device which heats up. Like your computer’s power supply, it will vapourise tiny amounts of the metals it’s made of.
with the concentrations of 9
Nine what? Parts per million, or per billion? To even detect it you’d need to be in a room that filters outside air because there is a lot more of those metals in traffic exhaust. He doed not define the amount. They never do. They talk in percentages usually because 35% sounds a lot scarier than 35% of a total of 0.000001%. This time, no percentage. Why?
“higher than or equal to the corresponding concentrations in conventional cigarette smoke,”
Hardly surprising since tobacco has no electrical components. So some or all of the metals are not in tobacco smoke at all. In which case he’s not actually lying, there is more in the vapour from an electronic device than in the smoke from a burning leaf. It’s just that the comparison is zero vs. insignificant.
Banitall makes money from all this. A lot of money. He gets away with it because in America, most judges have their brains pulverised and extracted through their noses as soon as they put the wig on. Politicians undergo an even more rigorous skull-cleansing, as they do in the UK.
As with the rest of ASH, if he truly gave so much as a shrew’s pickled pancreas about the health of the people, he would be welcoming Electrofag as the only quit-smoking device ever to show any real results. All he sees is something else he can get paid to attack. He’s also had a pop at MacDonald’s and even a football team.
I can find no record of him even mentioning the pharmaceutical industry’s push to sell drugs to people who aren’t ill, nothing about the over-diagnosis of mental illnesses and the resulting massive prescription of mood-altering drugs with side effects that not only include suicidal thoughts but also…. obesity and diabetes. The link to that article isn’t online yet – when it is, I’ll post it. As for suicide, there is a link that might be of interest. Particularly of interest might be when the rate started to rise. That’s a different discussion though. There is a connection there I haven’t quite formulated yet.
So Mr. Banitall is somewhat selective in who he attacks. In his world, some can be excused anything while others must be attacked over nothing. It depends, I suppose, where the profit lies.
This does not make him exceptional. There are many with his mindset in law and in the medical profession – and pretty much every politician is really in it for themselves and no more. There are exceptions but those are few.
It’s all been about money all along – but only for the few. Their useful idiots don’t get any. All they get is someone to hate but for such small minds, it’s all they need, or want, or can cope with.
In the olden days, one of the many sayings of that ancient time was ‘Give them enough rope and they’ll hang themselves’. It means let the idiots babble, eventually everyone else will see them as they really are. It’s starting to happen, slowly, and the Righteous are so far up their own backsides they can’t see it. Their claims are more preposterous by the day, even a few of their most dedicated drones are starting to go ‘Huh?’
It could go one of two ways from here. The drones could wake up and the likes of Banitall will be held to account for the damaging lies they have promulgated for profit, or the whole of Western civilisation will collapse just as every other attempt at a centrally-controlled civilisation has in the past.
Will those who seek control learn from this? They never have before. They will keep trying, a new form of civilisation will develop and the control freaks will try to control everyone again and fuck it all up as they have every single time they raise their foetid heads.
They keep trying but their chances of success are zero. Always have been and always will be. All they have ever done, all they will ever do, is wreck it for everyone else.
Here we go again.