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Lung Illnesses Related To Vaping Continue To Rise & Lawsuit Uncovers Decades Of ExxonMobil Pollution

December 29, 2019

With more than 500 cases of this mysterious
lung illness from vaping, the question over the proposed vaping ban is what’s, where’s
that leading us? Where is the vaping ban? And again, every time we do a vaping story,
they hate to say this, but I swear to God there is a vaping cult out there as this,
it’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. When we talk about vaping, even though we
talk about it’s, you know, you got, you got problems with THC, you got problems with E
acetate, you’ve got all, you got problems with heavy metals, you got problems with… Pesticides. Pesticides. Yeah. And it, when you talk about it, this cult
mentality says, oh, we can’t talk about that because it’s safer than tobacco. Okay, let’s say it’s safer than tobacco. 500,000 people die every year because of tobacco. It doesn’t move me to say it’s a little bit
safer. What’s your take? I think the vaping ban is a bad idea and we
look, we know, you know, I know everybody knows that, yes, the vaping companies are
marketing these flavored products that they’re trying to ban. They’re marketing them to children. There is no question about that and something
should be done about that, but outright banning these things is an absolutely bad move. It’s addressing a problem that’s not related
to the actual problem. The problem is you have hundreds of people
getting ill. We don’t know why. Nine people are dead. And we don’t know. We don’t know why. Right. That’s the point. Because there’s no regulations. That’s the problem. There’s no regulations in this industry whatsoever. We don’t know what people are putting in here. The FDA does not have any kind of set standards
as to what can go in a vape. Not to mention the little vape shops that
pop up on the corners, they’re putting, God knows what in there because nobody’s looking
over their shoulders. Is this just another FDA disaster? Absolutely. Okay. We got, you got an, you’ve got an organization
that is completely dysfunctional. If you believe the FDA is there to protect
you, you are in la la land. So the FDA watches this develop. Even in the early times, people are saying,
look, there’s no regulations. People can put whatever they want in here. They can have whatever device they want to
deliver it. It can be something that’s leeching lead into
the human body, leaching pesticides into the human body. It’s releasing E acetate in the human body. All these things. Now I’m not suggesting, you know, we handled
the tobacco litigation and the, we, we launched that case right at this law firm years ago
and we saw all the documents and I can tell you this stuff that’s in tobacco is a lot
worse than this. No question about it. But don’t you get to the point where you want
to say, look, yeah, we get that it’s a way for people to stop smoking, but we have to
at least objectively talk about it. And the FDA has to regulate these mom and
pop organizations that are making the delivery system, the pen. Yeah. They need to regulate every part of it. Well, and people need to understand too, anytime
you’re inhaling something into your lungs, don’t you want know what’s in that? I mean, rather than take some guy behind the
counter, his word for it that, oh, no, no, no. I’ve just mixed up this fresh batch of it. No, that that’s what people are getting sick
from. That’s why this all happens suddenly. That’s why people are dying. There’s obviously a bad batch of something
out there in this country killing people. Let, let me tell you where this case goes. This is my prediction. In a couple of weeks we’ll be in Las Vegas
where we have our meeting of lawyers that handle complex cases and what we’ll be talking
about is this isn’t a case that can be solved in one federal court. Okay. May be brought in one federal court, but there’s
so many, there’s so many avenues to go after these companies. Take for example the, the pen itself, it’s
got all these component parts. Each one of those component parts are made
in different States. You have so many components to it that you
can, you can almost pick where you want to bring the case. And so because of that you’re going to have
these companies that are mom and pop organizations, basically, hugely under financed that are
going to go under. Even the big companies are going to go under. And what we’re going to find is when all the
smoke clears, we’re going to see most of this was financed by big tobacco. So we’ve come a full circle, haven’t we? Absolutely. Yeah. Thanks for joining me. Thank you. The fight to hold the world’s largest polluters
accountable is getting more sophisticated. The attorney general of Massachusetts filed
a lawsuit against ExxonMobil for violating the state’s consumer investor protection laws
by not disclosing the risks of climate change. RT’s Brigida Santos joins me now to, more
on that story. It’s a crazy story. Brigida, what can you tell me about this lawsuit
to begin with? It’s been common a long time. The, the Massachusetts attorney general is
probably one of the most courageous attorney generals we have in this country. Most of them are just useless as far as actually
any kind of cultural or social engineering. This woman is far different. What’s your take? Yeah, she’s incredible. When you read the text of this lawsuit, it
is, it is just astounding. Now, attorney general Maura Healey from Massachusetts,
basically outlined the entire case. Now the court documents reveal that for decades,
ExxonMobil has intentionally misled state investors about and consumers about climate
change to increase its short term profits, stock price, and access to capital. Now the company reportedly withheld information
from investors that could have affected decisions about purchasing, selling, and holding ExxonMobil
securities. Exxon of course is the world’s largest publicly
traded oil and gas company. So this is a very important case to keep our
eyes on. Okay, so all the way back to the 50s the,
Exxon’s own experts were telling the company that this is bad and the company ignored it. Instead what the company did is ignored the
experts that were working in house that were telling them, yes, green, the climate change
is real. Yes, we’re part of the cause with fossil fuels
and yes, we may be on a course that if we don’t interrupt right now, might be irreversible. Their own scientists were telling them that
as early as the 1950s. Then the, then they go out and hire biostitutes
to say what they want them to say. Give me your, give me your understanding of
that please. Yes. Let’s run through some of the evidence here
now. Since the late 1970s Exxon scientists and
management reportedly knew that Exxon’s oil products were the leading cause of climate
change and that if nothing was done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, climate change would
have potentially catastrophic impacts on the global environment and a substantial fraction
of the Earth’s population. 37 years ago, Exxon scientists even predicted
that in 2019 carbon dioxide levels would reach 415 parts per million, and that average temperatures
would increase by 1.15 degrees as a result, and my God, they were right. In may of 2019 this year, carbon dioxide concentrations
in the atmosphere not only reached 415 parts per million, but they surpassed that level
reaching the highest point in human history. And the company also confirmed there was a
general scientific agreement that humans influence the climate through carbon dioxide released
from burning fossil fuels. And that dramatic changes in global energy
use may be necessary to prevent significant climate change, including the use of its own
products. Well, what they did is they, they had shareholders
as early as 20 years ago that were saying, look, we’re very fearful that all this money
we have invested in Exxon can go bad when all the lawsuits begin. When we have catastrophic climate changes
along the coast. When we have insurance policies that will
never pay for the damage that’s done, we’re going to be the next target. Their shareholders were telling them that
and what the company then did, they went out and they hired scientists that would sign
off on documents that were actually written by Exxon. Exxon would write the story. The scientist, they’d pay the scientist $1
million and they’d sign off and say, climate change is not real. That’s where we are right now. We know Exxon knew and that it didn’t take
action to sharply reduce fossil fuel, and now we’re living with that, aren’t we? Yeah, and look, they had a multimillion dollar
consumer deception campaign that’s been in full swing since the 1980s. The goal is to strategically magnify uncertainty
in climate science to curb fossil fuel reduction efforts. Now that campaign included publicly contradicting
Exxon’s own climate scientists and tricking the public into believing that the role of
greenhouse gas in climate change is not understood, even though it is. Exxon also funds front groups to publicly
attack climate science and lobbies heavily to influence energy rules and regulations. And it may soon even be rewarded a new government
contract because president Trump recently said he wants to make a deal with ExxonMobil
to tap Syria’s oil reserves. So this is a very powerful company. It’s not a victimless crime. All the people out there who do not believe
that humans play a role in climate change are the victims of it. Not to mention all the people who have had
their houses destroyed due to fires, you know, that are increasing, especially in California
due to climate change. The list goes on. Well, let me just tell you, this attorney
general Maura Healey is she, she’s the leader in, in in cases that we should be interested
in. Here’s what she knows. She has watched cases being brought in federal
court throughout the country. Federal judges rather than being, whether
it being hands on are always saying, well, we can’t really do anything. This is too big for the courts. We have to worry about congressional, we have
to wait for congressional mandate to do something about this. And the truth is, Maura Healey has said, no,
you know what? I’m through listening to that up here in New
Hampshire, I’m going to do something as an attorney general. Because the judges, the federal judges that
time after time have, have, have dismissed these cases where I, I’ve read the pleadings
there, there, there were a hundred ways to keep these cases in court, but the, the, the,
the mantra from these federal court judges is no, we have to wait for Congress to do
something. She saying, no, we don’t have to wait for
Congress to do something. We’re going to bring this in state court up
here. We’re going to get judges that aren’t so tied
down to these notions that their hands are tied. Brigida, thank you for joining me. Okay. Anytime, Mike.


  • Reply Trill Mixin December 28, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    FDA is screwy

  • Reply DivineLove247 December 28, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Vaping in public should be banned,…. Let them vape in their own private spaces.

  • Reply S. Kowalchuk December 28, 2019 at 7:05 pm


  • Reply Men In Black December 28, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Have animal studies been done? If not why?

  • Reply Bezz80 December 28, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    What about lung illnesses caused by Geo-engineering, aka chemtrails, not worth reporting, no lawsuit to make money off of those criminals, so no coverage….

  • Reply Mia Edwards December 28, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    You can talk about it , just have your facts correct

  • Reply ooPROTOTYPE1oo December 28, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Tobacco and FDA propaganda. I've been vaping since mid 2000's and people who are getting sick are mostly kids who were not even 5 years old when vaping started.
    It doesn't make sense.

  • Reply jeannine grant December 28, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Smoking through metal is deadly stop vaping stupids

  • Reply randy osborne December 28, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Nobody, absolutely nobody loves Exxon Mobile more than the Whips and Leaders of both Congressional party's. Whips and Leaders have an insatiable appetite to Adjudicate via lobbyist money.

  • Reply Fiona Corliss December 28, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    There is NO problem with ThC. ThC does NOT and never has caused death. Ever. So call people cultists if you want, but it doesn't change the facts about that. Why don't you focus on the ingredients that KILL PEOPLE and you will find that the cultists will agree 100% with your perspective. Over a decade on the market, Europe sells Vapes in hospitals to people with COPD, so they will quit smoking. But then there's a rash of deaths. Illnesses. Vitamine E ACETATE, counterfeit products and other additives with KNOWN side effects are found in them. All Vapes used by those who died were bought on the street. Products in stores are FDA regulated and we're tested safe.



  • Reply hermenutic December 28, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Is it correct that in places where cannabis is regulated and sold commercially that the vaping problems have been located and addressed and no longer exist?
    What questions should a consumer be asking and how can the consumer determine which answer is the best one?
    I do think the ingredients should be listed in readable print to help the consumer decide if it is the right product for him or her.

  • Reply Me Me December 28, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    The thumbnail is about as dumb as you are. Diesel does not go into an unleaded vehicle with a black gas cap bahahaha

  • Reply don't be frightened my dear December 28, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    I don't think THC is the problem. It is whats is added into the cartridge with it. I vaped some really sketchy black market THC cartridges 4-5 years ago that I probably shouldn't have but they were so convenient. I could vape them in the work bathroom and no one had any idea.

  • Reply Awkward Dawn December 28, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Why are we not talking about the millions of cigarette deaths? Alcohol related deaths. Etc

  • Reply Lindalee Law December 28, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Why are there illegal issues.
    1. Kids are minors
    2. Kids have no business .
    3. Kids are on parents insurance
    4. Parents should be arrested, jailed and fined.
    5. Parents are allowing their bastard to do whatever.
    6. Insurance should not cover. This is on purpose.
    7. North h.s kids in Denver, vape and get hugh under my windiw.

  • Reply VeteranVandal December 28, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Isn't the vitamin E the problem? Gotta regulate them vapes. Banning is not the answer here, unlike with crack, for instance. You can't get crack safe.

  • Reply Brad Randell December 28, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Big Tabacco is funding all the research into vaping. They are attacking their biggest competition.

  • Reply Scotian December 28, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    I have a federally legal, regulated THC vape pen right now, gets me ripped.

  • Reply Mythus News December 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Star wars is real! Star Wars is the way. The Force is proven. Science proves Star Wars. Science proves the Force.

    See, just saying something doesn't make it true. There are plenty of legitimate scientists that have looked at the so-called evidence and have found it deceptive, altered, manipulated and ultimately inconclusive. Some have proven that climate change is false by statistical evidence. There is no valid or serious science that proves climate change true. We have had storms, tornados, hurricanes, floods, winds, lightening, thunder, and all manner of climate for as long as human history tells.

    Weather changes. It's called the seasons. Summer, Winter, etc. Look it up. Storms aren't any worse today than they were a hundred and fifty years ago. I know, because I have seen and researched old newspapers that included many accounts of freak storms and unexpected weather phenomenon. Some of my ancestors were affected by these, including some who died in what was considered a miracle tornado that abruptly touched down without any notice, obliterated a number of houses, then vanished without trace within the space of an hour. Climate change is called seasons, and it is normal. Nothing you have experienced in your lifetimes have been outside the norm for the earth's climate. The ozone layer continues to be a focal point for this fool's religion. Despite the fact that mainstream science has proven the ozone layer has fixed itself, despite continued increases in emissions overall, worldwide. Scientists have been caught repeatedly using dynamite to blow off parts of glaciers in order to fake the climate crisis. The proofs and evidence goes on and on. You can do, as I have, a few hours of research and come up with a plethora of evidence, proofs, and scientific data and opinion that show climate change is false.

    Sure, its popular to say "but you are just a climate denier, and you deny the obvious facts. Science has proves it."…. but saying that doesn't make it true any more than if I said that your denial of God makes you just a god denier and you deny the obvious facts. God is true.

    A hundred years ago certain people in science who were pushing the climate change hoax said that within 10 years, we would start to go extinct. In about 15 years from then, they said the same thing. Another 15 years went by, and they tried it again. And they have been doing this every so many years, ever since. There is no such thing as a science prophet, unless your science is a religion and a belief system. Nobody in science can say that in 12 years we cant go back or the world will end. Litterally every sense and perception that we experience from one season to the next, and one year to the next is the same as it has always been. Sure, some winters are light, some heavy. Some summers are hotter than others. That isn't "climate change" as some in science try to sell us.

    Is pollution a problem, and is it bad for the environment? Sure. That is proven with a host of evidence that shows how pollutions have affected the earth's living beings, causing birth defects, health issues, and causing mayhem with vulnerable species. That doesn't mean that climate change is a thing.

    Go to an old beach, look at the water marks. They are the same as fifty years ago, or a hundred. Look at natural wonders like the arches in Utah–the same as a hundred years ago. Look at the glaciers in Greenland or Alaska, they are still there. Pretend all you want, deceive yourself all you want, but stop peddling your nonsense pseudoscience onto the rest of us. Climate change wasn't even accepted as accurate and legitimate by the majority of science until a short while ago, in my lifetime. And that only because those who were for climate change were the ones pushing for change to limit consensus among only those who believed in it. They are the ones who went into that field, and they push out anyone that doesn't believe. Not that anyone who knows it to be fake is going to go to school and work in a career that they know to be false, unless they are willing to go along with the hoax.

    All said and done, nothing has changed from 50 years ago, or even 500 years ago. Climate is the same. Climate change is called seasons. You evidence and "proofs" are naught, but a belief system. Your religion of climate change.

  • Reply TheTruthNJ09 December 28, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Once again, you're being disingenuous RoF or this footage is over a month old. I'm leaning on old because Farron said there's over 9 that died hen it was 54 that died. They died from using THC cartridges, not regular flavored Nicotine e-liquid.

    "The results were enough for CDC chief Anne Schuchat to state that the “the vast majority of patients” during this outbreak have been sickened by vitamin E acetate. She delivered the verdict at a CDC press conference held Friday.

    On the optimistic side of things, the outbreak seems to be slowing down. The influx of weekly new cases reached its peak in September and has been steadily declining since, with just two hospitalizations reported during the first week of December."

    This info came from the federal government itself. They already knew what was causing the sickness and it never had ANYTHING to do with flavored e-liquid. DO BETTER ON THIS ISSUE!!!
    "Other agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration, have also taken steps to reduce the distribution of illegal vaping products. On Friday, both agencies announced that they had shut down 44 websites advertising these products, though some seemed to operate as a scam, not actually delivering goods. While cases haven’t been linked to a single product or distributor, a slight majority have been connected to products branded as “Dank vapes.”

  • Reply Frederick Rhodes December 28, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Smoking oil is bad for your health. As kids we discovered you can’t grind up the seeds and smoke them because they’re full of oils and cause sever headaches when you smoke the seeds. Millennials and X generations are being misinformed by vaping businesses to make profits.

  • Reply Dawn pettet December 28, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Sucking anything, tobacco smoke, this crap, then your ending up poisoning yourself. Mob of idiots.

  • Reply SAMUEL PERRY December 29, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Dont be fooled americans it's the chemtrails ….the chemicals are catching up …the vaping is the scapegoat….

  • Reply janet henry December 29, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Well we learn in science the liquid and heat that is vaped causes lung problems all of it is bad but the vaping,

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