Our know-it-all, do-nothing, big-talking gas bag of self-importance Dumb Ron Johnson again wants us all to fully understand the e-cigarette issue, because he assumes we’re just as clueless as he is.
Anyone who is using e-cigarettes has most likely looked into the health implications of the different additives used in vaporizers, except for maybe kids. But more on that later.
For Johnson, it’s an actual revelation to think about researching anything. He assumes we're all like him, not very curious.
Oh, and just like other "small government" Republicans, he will use government to give business an advantage over science and public health.
Dumb Ron Johnson as usual, wants to “understand” why public safety should outweigh business interests and “jobs.”
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson is seeking answers on new regulations for e-cigarettes. “I just want to make sure the FDA really understands what it’s doing, what the impact will be on businesses and jobs, and on those individuals whose lives have potentially been saved because they’ve been able to kick the habit using e-cigarettes.” Johnson said the regulations could cost the industry millions of dollars.
Yea, what’s all this concern about hooking kids...
The new regulations require greater scrutiny of the products and making it more difficult for minors to use them.
Johnson says, that’s life, and besides it’s better than heroin and normal cigarettes:
“Let’s face it, there’s a lot of bad things that unfortunately get in the hands of our children. If you want to put them on a scale, I guess I’d rather have them using e-cigarettes than smoking normal cigarettes or taking heroin.”
Okay, instead of heroin and cigarettes, people should ingest the following, according to WebMD (and who knows how the following ingredients might be increased over time):
1. Most contain the chemical nicotine, which is addictive. When you stop using it, you can go into withdrawal and feel depressed and crabby. Nicotine isn't good for people with heart problems. And some initial research shows it may hurt your arteries.
2. Harm the developing brains of kids and could affect memory and attention.
3. Damage unborn babies. Pregnant women shouldn't use anything with nicotine.
4. Some brands contain chemicals including formaldehyde -- often used in building materials -- and another ingredient used in antifreeze that can cause cancer.
5. Flavors in e-cigs also use a buttery-tasting chemical called diacetyl … when it's inhaled, it can be dangerous. "Diacetyl is a well-known harmful chemical, which, among other things, causes a lung disease called 'popcorn lung,'" says the American Lung Association.
6. A 2016 study in the journal Pediatrics found that teens that never smoked but used e-cigs were six times more likely to try cigarettes compared to kids who don't vape. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2015 found a connection too.