CDC and Anti-E-Cigarette Researcher Still Clinging to Faint Hope that Traditional E-Cigarettes are Causing Outbreak

It is now apparent that, as many of us figured out months ago, the use of vitamin E acetate oil as a thickening agent in THC vaping cartridges and perhaps other counterfeit or adulterated black market vaping products is causing the vaping-associated respiratory illness outbreak. Nevertheless, the CDC and at least one prominent anti-e-cigarette researcher have not yet given up in their attempt to pin the outbreak on traditional e-cigarettes which they apparently despise.The CDC continues to term this outbreak " E-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury. " This is an extremely odd name, especially because of the strange and confusing use of the two commas which decimates the grammar of the name and is obviously contrived in an attempt to implicate traditional e-cigarettes. First of all, the name is redundant. By using the term " vaping, " e-cigarettes would be included, as using an e-cigarette is a form of vaping. So the term " e-cigarettes " is completely unnecessary. Second, there is no evidence that " e-cigarettes " are involved in the outbreak. The original name the CDC gave to the outbreak was VARI ( " vaping-associated respiratory illness). The fact that it changed the name to EVALI, even after having quite conclusive evidence that traditional e-cigarettes were not involved, suggests that the CDC was intentionally trying to use the outbreak to implicate traditional e-cigarettes, despite the lack of any hard evi...
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