Hannah Frishberg, writer at the New York Post should probably stick to puff pieces about rescued monkeys and leave controversial stories that aid in swaying politicians moving towards completely banning vaping to the more intelligent writers, that is if the New York Post has any of those.
The post has had a bad history when it comes to some headline titles and their latest one “Vaping linked to violence, property theft among teens in US: study” is not any better.
This post goes on about tests and studies done by the University of Texas and San Antonio that show an apparent link between vaping and criminal activity. At least, that’s what you would assume if you see the New York Post headline.
The actual study was primarily focused on vaping drugs, not regular vape juice. None the less, I think anyone who looked for a link between delinquent teens and lack of eating vegetables could find the same level of “coincidence” between the two.
However, doing what the agenda driven media do best, is always throw some “statistics” into the story to try to “create” the problem while completely ignoring worse statistics on other products on the market so Hannah Frishberg wanted to add some “teen tobacco facts” for some added scare tactics.
Now keep in mind people, the following is “all tobacco products” including vaping as part of the percentage. Most will not dig any deeper into fact claims other then what they just read so let me be the first to tell you that the “vaping” percentage is the lowest of all percentages.
“Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 4.9 million middle and high school students used some type of tobacco product in 2018, up from 3.6 million in 2017. Moreover, the percentage of high school-aged children who report using e-cigarettes increased by more than 75 percent between 2017 and 2018.”
Hey New York Post!, let’s see a report on some of the facts ill post below. Oh, that’s right, you don’t want to ruin your advertisement revenue from all the alcohol companies so god forbid anyone report on the tens of thousands of deaths every year from underage drinking!
- 35% of 15-year-olds have consumed alcohol in their lifetime
- 10% of 8th graders drank some amount of alcohol in the past 30 days
- 35% of high school students drank some amount of alcohol in the past 30 days
- 68% of 12th graders have tried alcohol at least once
- 8.7 million people aged 12–20 consumed alcohol in the past month
- People aged 12–20 drink 11% of all alcohol consumed
Your “underage tobacco usage facts” are at 5 times lower than underage drinking facts yet no ones complaining
Hey post, why do you do the right thing here and pick the side that actually helps adults break horrible tobacco addiction with a PROOVEN “safer alternative” rather than adding to the misinformed pile of information that a bunch of senior citizens is using to decide vaping fate.