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Vaping ‘Epidemic’: Inside The Rise And Future Of E-Cigarettes | Sunday TODAY

December 17, 2019


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  • Reply SHAUN CAMPBELL9 October 20, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Vaping is for Vampires

  • Reply theylied1776 October 20, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Here's the problem, you have to be 18 or 21 to buy e-cigarette cartridges. And all of the related health complications, hospitalizations, are linked to black-market cartridges, not JUUL cartridges.

  • Reply VapingWithNikkiB October 20, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    i hate to be the devils advocate but my kids can read and on every pack of Juul says 5% nicotine and has a warning label even tho I don't like JUUL or the High MG they use I think it needs to be regulated for lower nic levels and JUUL never had gummy bear flavor or cotton candy those are THC and drug names in the cannabis market there are cartridges for the THC of those names also 5% nicotine is 50mg of nicotine the reason they get a buzz and nicotine sick keep vaping out of the hands of kids teens and non smokers but us as smokers or former smokers needs flavors we don't want anyone sick either

  • Reply Laura Rose October 20, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    My doctors son just died. 26. Vaping related illness.

  • Reply Lance Prior October 20, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Your teenagers should be smoking regular cigarettes anyway.

  • Reply Nerd Analog October 20, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Let's actually review facts:
    – Yep, addiction to nicotine can make you irritable; so can addiction to junk food, caffeine or sugar.
    – The Truth Initiative is funded through MSA money. The MSA money perceived by states is directly proportional to how many cigarettes are sold. Meaning, the more cigarettes are sold, the more money the Truth Initiative gets to "combat tobacco use in youth". Isn't there a great conflict of interest there?
    – nicotine vaping is not the cause of the "mysterious lung illness" only found in the US; that's why, despite the millions of people vaping worldwide, this illness is only found in the US. Those kids wanted to get high on THC and bought illegal THC cartridges on the black market, and cowardly, don't own up to their mistake.
    – the majority of actors in the vaping industry are not big cooperations, but small businesses.
    – flavors like "gummy bear" and "cotton candy" can also be found in alcohol, an equally addictive substance which has killed many kids and destroyed families. Why aren't those products targeted or banned?
    – the kids know they are inhaling nicotine, it's written in bold big letter on the package; or are the kids in the US all illiterate?
    – the majority of people working in the vaping industry actually hate Big Tobacco, because they are mostly all ex-smokers who quit thanks to vaping, and they don't want anyone else to get addicted to nicotine, but want smokers to find a less harmful alternative.

  • Reply Harmonix Heroine October 20, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    What have we become…

  • Reply James Laumand October 20, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Who really care but not guns hmmmm

  • Reply James Laumand October 20, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    This show gone downhill sad

  • Reply Janie Tyler October 20, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Vaping has been around for a long time and only recently are people getting sick. It's those cartridges with weed THC in it that has recently been released

  • Reply dezenho October 20, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    fake news

  • Reply kao long hang October 20, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Vape is like meth smoke it like meth and blow it out like meth, only difference is, it is in liquid form. Doesn't matter it contains thc or nicotine e-cig.
    One of my friend smoke it so much and he got sick, went to see his doctor and he said there's so much liquid plague build up in his lungs.
    My point is these high school Kids gonna die quicker before they turn into adults. It becomes like an addiction like crack to their young brains that will keep wanting to vape more and more . vaping is worse than smoking cigarettes. At least later in life some people will quit smoking cigarettes than vaping.

  • Reply Tammy Lee October 20, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I have teen kids and pre teens. I understand that Vaping can be harmful & addictng. But so is heroin, meth, pills and other druges. Oh and don't forget alcohol… The ONLY way to prevent our youth from using these addictive subbtances- Is to educate them! Parents/guardians talk to your children! As a parent is it our responsibility to make sure our children are awear of the dangers in our world. They need to understand the importance of why we don't do these thing! The more they know, The less they experiment. Teach them that the cool kids stay away from everything that can harm thier chances of having a successful future. Teach them that our decisions impact our lives forever. Show them the facts! Also teach them about perpressure and how to stand up to others!

  • Reply AnahataOnline October 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    And guess who own JUUL? Marlboro…. Yet they don’t mention this. Marlboro got into JUUL to be able to make more money and to direct the vape movement. Absolute rubbish on reporting facts.

  • Reply Krissy's Spice 4 life & M.O.L Skin Deco October 21, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Look into the company Juul… They are connected to PDX- hot shots- 420 Bench- Kate brown!!!

  • Reply May C October 21, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Wow you state the aerosol is toxic. You also state it is highly addictive. Where are the sources to your claims? Then you talk about angry youth. Isnt that something normal with teens? Brain demage? Your source is a single doctor.

  • Reply Katherine Michelle Katherine Michelle October 21, 2019 at 3:13 am

    I literally just found out that my crush vapes and he is only 12 in Middle school I saw smoke coming out from his mouth and saw a jull in his hands

  • Reply william Johanns October 21, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Ban Juul from big tabacco .
    60mg nicotine salts.
    Not the normal vapes.
    Whe have 20mg nicotine max here in europe.
    Flavor and no teen vaping problem.
    No illness. So yea Juul is the problem.

  • Reply Rodney Weber October 21, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Lies it's printed on the front of every package every bottle of eJuice even the devices even the devices which really contains no nicotine "this product contains nicotine, nicotine is addictive chemical" and anybody that doesn't know it was circulated on Facebook that these kids were paid $20 an hour for their protest

  • Reply Steven Mckenna October 21, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    U are all f–king fools if u think these kids as u call them don't know whats happening, take responsibility for their actions, also their parents need to do the same. But u lot, u should have an Oscar for ur acting skills, its meant to be the news not a reality show, u are making this something it is not. Kids know they shouldn't be doing this so if they do, tuff, take the consequences of ur actions, its for adults not kids. Like alcohol and smoking, kids do these things a lot but u aint banning them or talking about it in the news.
    U are scum, the lot of u, u lie and then have the balls to lie again. The truth will come out and I hope to god u all have to take responsibility for the lies that could cause death to lots of people. Do u care, no u don't because ur scum.
    When u were younger did u try thing that u weren't meant too?
    Sickening to see what u would do to ur people for ratings and money. Sad mothers.
    Plus truth Orange are paid for by tobacco companies. Only in the USA could this kind of thing happen.

  • Reply Rodney Weber October 21, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Let's count the fear mongering wotds shall we

  • Reply Lorrie Chacon October 21, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    ITS OKAY TO SMOKE WEED, ITS SO MUCH BETTER THAN VAPING ANYWAYS!!!

  • Reply Debbie Smitherman October 21, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Thank goodness I never had a want to smoke. I don't use vapors or cigarettes. But, second hand smoke is just as bad as you smoking yourself.

  • Reply Hitta Cloudz October 21, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    We should save lives and ban social media keep gaming

  • Reply Abram Carroll October 22, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Truth Initiative are funded by tobacco money(MSA) and lie pathologically. Truth Initiative is at war with smoking cessation and harm reduction, because people quitting smoking is costing them money. Truth didn't reduce youth smoking. Kids simple switched to vaping.
    They also keep conflating weed strains with flavors.
    Stop pretending that marijuana is a type of tobacco.

    The kids said that their carts didn't have nicotine because they had THC oil or nicotine free pods.

    Example

    Nicotine free
    https://cyclonepods.com/
    THC carts are not compatible with nicotine devices.
    http://media.heartlandtv.com/images/THC.jpg

  • Reply Good Air In October 22, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    For those who want to stop taking any chemicals into their lungs, the Good Air In video on YouTube has a pledge card to use as a tool. With due regard to the rights of adults, we think this is reasonable. Do you think so?

  • Reply DAG Vikings October 23, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    how are the young kids getting these products? look to the internet and snap chat, dont tell former smokers to be banned from something that has finally worked for people to quit smoking, why dont they just make cigarettes illegal or alcohol ? why ?? because prohibition doesnt work period. these law makers are so blind!

  • Reply thegwhitehouse October 23, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Reefer madness allover again.

  • Reply Ageze93 October 23, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Fake news

  • Reply Sandra norman October 23, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Smoked cigarettes for 50 years. Thought I was clear and that nothing would happen to me. Had a heart attack on a Saturday night in 2011. Thank you to all the emergency services and blessings on all of you. Please let teens know—if only I had…

  • Reply Rick Blain October 26, 2019 at 2:02 am

    The manufacturers saw you addictive suckers coming, a mile away. "Help us. We're addictive. We don't want to STOP being addicted, we just want a nice, socially-acceptable addiction." Yoou walked right up and handed them the keys to your soul. Save up your money and get yourself a SPINE-TRANSPLANT.

  • Reply mwclark7 October 27, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    EPIDEMIC??? Cigarettes killed hundreds yesterday, will today and will tomorrow. There is your so called epidemic!

  • Reply rc51aaron October 27, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Was this a comedy skit?? Lol Fake Fake News.

  • Reply RFI-Crypto Lab October 28, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    400,000+ Americans die a year from tobocco use related illnesses and no one gives a crap about their health or well being.
    The gov doesn't care about our health. They want that tobocco tax revenue and they don't get it if you vape.

  • Reply Judge Death October 29, 2019 at 11:14 am

    That's bull it says on the packages contains nicotine how much can you lie next is where eas the question follow up did you vape THC catridges you got off the street. Next a 20% increase sounds like a scary number but the fact is it's a very small percentage. And last is the juul and flavors juul pods are a closed system and only have Tobacco, mango, menthol, mint, and cucumber. So your gummy flavors are only in vape shops can you get online sure but how are they getting past an age verification process beyond what gets you on the site.And i could say more but it seems it doesn't matter no one investigates or even interprets statistics anymore everything has an agenda because you havent even taken the time to understand it.

  • Reply 000 October 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Own your stupid decision to 'Vape"……..

  • Reply サーフIndigo November 1, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Corporate shills, you’re working in favor of big tobacco under the guise of “Teen Safety” by spreading propaganda like this.. Please anyone who doesn’t know much about this topic and is seeing this. Do some research for yourself. None of those teenagers from the video went to the hospital for vaping nicotine products. The real issue is illegal street made thc cartridges. Spreading this false narrative only backs big tobacco and pharma. Do yourself a favor and find out how much the government is actually lying to you!!

  • Reply Justin Ceneviva November 4, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Vaping saved my life.

    If the US Government bans vaping, it will go down in history as the greatest public health blunder ever, and only serve to highlight either the gross incompetence of the US government, or it's sheer corruption (we all know that the surgeon general has financial ties to big tobacco….)

  • Reply atchoi dela cruz November 7, 2019 at 11:05 am

    These Kids protesting that e-cigs destroyed their lives. you told them to vape anyway? I think they already know vaping are for adults.

  • Reply Tum Tum November 8, 2019 at 8:03 am

    I find it BS the news is one of the reason why they started the whole “bang” about vaping in Reality when when it’s Been vape cartridges knows at THC that carries Vitamin E acetate.. The news itself don’t explain what’s really happening when they just exit what really happen to the people who used THC cartridges.. THC cartridges when just black marketed.. I’ve been vaping for 2 years it helped me from buying cigarettes and smoking cigarettes when in Reality combustion cigarettes are really killing people for the past decade lung cancer. When vaping 95% safer from cigarettes.. News reporters should really do their research before they point at something that wasn’t their to began with.. making people hold signs saying “vaping almost killed me” but it was THC cartridges sold from the black market..

  • Reply Chris Rees November 11, 2019 at 10:52 am

    IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT.

  • Reply Ja Mash November 18, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    What did you vape Piper? Tell the “Truth”!

  • Reply Abram Carroll November 19, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Less than 1% of underage kids vape regularly. If they are strongly addicted, then they would use regularly. Vaping is a broad category for electronic aerosol producing devices. People did mostly use vaping as an analog for electronic cigar like devices as opposed to e-cigarettes. As in people stopped using e-cigs for vaping as vaping was found to be 2x better for quitting smoking in studies, because you can break the mouth to lung inhale used with cigarettes. High wattage sub-ohm coils are not intended for inhaling.
    Truth Initiative lies and deceives a lot. They also get their money from the sale of cigarettes. The more sold, the more they get and it seems to dictate their behavior.
    Truth for example Truth lies, saying kids who vape nicotine free vape, are actually vaping nicotine without knowing. Vaping 0mg/ml nicotine is a thing.
    As to the sickness.
    100% of the lungs examined of those who died had Tocopheryl-acetate(vitamin E acetate). So 100% used THC or CBD vape products containing vitamin E acetate.
    As far as the 'chemical burns'.
    Tocopheryl-acetate destabilizes the fragile, lipo-hydrophilic balance of this lung surfactant, causing occlusion, affecting the permeation of gases and substances in the bronchial structures and alveoli.
    Tocopheryl-acetate’s chemical acetate ring enables it to cling even more strongly to lung surfactant than the non-acetate form. It’s like Saran-wrapping the inside of your lungs and lung cells die. That damage can initiate a runaway immune system reaction resembling hypersensitivity pneumonitis, or immune checkpoint-inhibitor pneumonitis. This may especially occur with high doses of tocopheryl-acetate, such as in formulations found in a vape cart cut heavily with the oil. And it may occur even at relatively low vaping temperatures.
    Also most samples of THC vape tested extremely high for Eagle 20(myclobutanil), a fungicide. When burned or vaped it releases hydrogen cyanide and hydrogen chloride. Hydrogen cyanide is what Zyklon B released in NAZI gas chambers. It blocks aerobic respiration in cell mitochondria. That is your cells can't use oxygen to make energy. Ever run full speed until your muscles burn? That is lactic acid produced because there is not enough O2 for aerobic respiration and anaerobic respiration produces lactic acid. This acidification or acidosis of the body can also reduce the diffusion of acids.
    Phosgene a WWI chemical weapon releases hydrogen chloride. That converts to hydrochloric acid in the lungs dissolving lung tissue. More damage is done if the body has become acidic.
    Although Tocopheryl-acetate is the primary cause, Eagle 20(myclobutanil) is probably also a factor.

  • Reply LibertarianAnarchist November 20, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Is anyone going to bring up the fact that every state make alot of money from tobacco products so if everyone switch to E-cigarettes they will lose over $85 billion in the US alone that's a huge amount of revenue so no they don't care about our health they care about the money i know big shock lol just google tobacco bonds

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