A Reddit user by the name of u/CheekyMoneyMama recently posted in the r/electronic_cigarette sub reddit with her anecdotal story of getting a CT scan recently from her doctor. She, like myself are one of the many many vapers that have received news like this from their doctor.

Recently my ENT doctor told me similar things while putting a camera down my throat. Knowing I was a 13 year smoker he said “You would have never known”. Unfortunately to people like Jerome Adams we are nothing but anecdotes. But how many anecdotes does it take before we are no longer anecdotes? Switching is quitting combustion and it boggles my mind that politicians and BodyPart ORGS can’t see past their hatred of JUUL and nicotine.

Read her story below

By analyzing common themes across the Instagram images, the researchers found that over 70% contained e-juices and devices, which contain higher nicotine concentrations and are often popular among e-cigarette novices. The analytics data shared by the vaping influencers also showed that many of their followers were underage (13 to 17 years old).

I’m calling BS on this article and their research on vape influencers. They don’t name the influencers that were interviewed and they don’t provide any evidence that any of their followers were underage. They simply say “many of them were underage”

Well here are my Instagram analytics

Michelle Minton on twitter recently posted a really great tweet and Christine’s reply is spot on. This is the real tragedy and absolutely speaks to WHY youths are seeing out substances in the first place. It’s the same reason why I ( a 42 year old guy ) sought out “legal for me substances” to cope with my stress and anxiety.

Young people in 2020 are part of a crazy social media internet world that I couldn’t imagine dealing with at 12 or 13 years old. I remember 7th grade, it sucks man. It’s also when I first smoked weed, first smoked cigarettes and first drank alcohol, and I didn’t have the non-stop internet popularity contest of Instagram or Facebook to deal with.