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(Click On Detroit)   A year ago, a mysterious illness made vaping seem dangerous. Fast forward to today: A mysterious illness makes vaping seem dangerous   (clickondetroit.com) divider line
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2490 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Aug 2020 at 2:46 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-08-12 1:44:05 PM  
A friend of mine got the one from last year.  His girlfriend got the one from this year.  They broke up, so it's hard to compare notes.  But I hear they are both basically the flu, so we can probably ignore all those refrigerator trucks parked out front.
 
2020-08-12 2:48:32 PM  
But is eating eggs okay this week
 
2020-08-12 2:48:50 PM  
So stick to flower, for health.
 
2020-08-12 2:49:16 PM  
I decided to CTRL+F "share" in the article. It's not so much about vaping, specifically, being dangerous. It's about morons sharing things that go in your mouth. Why not just write "sharing things can increase the chance of contracting COVID, particularly things that go in the mouth".
 
2020-08-12 2:52:32 PM  

vevolis: I decided to CTRL+F "share" in the article. It's not so much about vaping, specifically, being dangerous. It's about morons sharing things that go in your mouth. Why not just write "sharing things can increase the chance of contracting COVID, particularly things that go in the mouth".


Cause then we couldn't talk about vapers looking like they are playing the douche canoe and old or hipster stoners arguing that combusting plant material is somehow good for you
 
2020-08-12 2:54:40 PM  

vevolis: It's about morons sharing things that go in your mouth. Why not just write "sharing things can increase the chance of contracting COVID, particularly things that go in the mouth".


The penis goes where?
 
2020-08-12 2:55:23 PM  
Cool kids vape, cool kids have bigger social circles, people who socialize with more people get co-vid.
 
2020-08-12 2:57:06 PM  
Vaping: the only thing so stupid it makes smoking look not only cool, but safe.
 
2020-08-12 2:57:50 PM  
Was the study conducted by Surgisphere?
 
2020-08-12 2:58:02 PM  

vevolis: I decided to CTRL+F "share" in the article. It's not so much about vaping, specifically, being dangerous. It's about morons sharing things that go in your mouth. Why not just write "sharing things can increase the chance of contracting COVID, particularly things that go in the mouth".


Vape fearmongering all the rage for some reason.
 
2020-08-12 2:59:58 PM  
Wasn't it the other stuff they added to vape that was causing the lung failures?  Not the nicotine, or the PG/VG, or CBD or whatever, but Diacetyl, Vitamin E, and other shiat?

But that didn't stop them from going on a sudden, furious anti-nicotine crusade that ramped up from zero to 120 in just two weeks in October 2018...
 
2020-08-12 3:01:14 PM  
"Last year, long before the pandemic began, there was an outbreak of vaping-associated lung injuries that hospitalized and killed young people."

Which wasn't caused by any virus, but bootleg, tainted cartridges. The media hype and resultant public outrage was just a dry run for what was coming.
 
2020-08-12 3:03:27 PM  

vevolis: I decided to CTRL+F "share" in the article. It's not so much about vaping, specifically, being dangerous. It's about morons sharing things that go in your mouth. Why not just write "sharing things can increase the chance of contracting COVID, particularly things that go in the mouth".


So vaping is mostly harmless and covid is a nasty biatch. Hmmm, imagine that. It's almost like certain segments of the population push false narratives.
 
2020-08-12 3:03:52 PM  
So what they're really saying is that smoking e-cigs is a great way for unpopular children to increase their number of social contacts.  Got it.
 
2020-08-12 3:04:43 PM  
Vaping is the rollerblading of tobacco use.
 
2020-08-12 3:06:13 PM  
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2020-08-12 3:08:01 PM  
Specifically, last year's panic was traced down to grey-market THC cartridges that used vitamin E oil as a filler. Since they're not claiming that the same issue happens with smokers, I would suspect this issue will similarly boil down to some other currently unknown x-factor.
 
2020-08-12 3:10:34 PM  

WilderKWight: [Fark user image 504x500]


It's not good for us, asshole. And driving your car isn't good for anybody. And eating meat is bad for the environment.

So fark you and your high horse.

/doesn't vape.
 
2020-08-12 3:13:34 PM  
In May, researchers surveyed more than 4,300 people between the ages of 13 and 24 years old. They found that those who used e-cigarettes were five times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 compared to non-vapers.

Yeah, duh.  They also have greater odds of getting pregnant, using drugs, wearing sunglasses indoors, and telling the gym teacher to get bent.

It's called risk tolerance.
 
2020-08-12 3:16:52 PM  

El_Dan: So stick to flower, for health.


Gotta get that Co2 extract yo
 
2020-08-12 3:18:38 PM  

donutsauce: vevolis: I decided to CTRL+F "share" in the article. It's not so much about vaping, specifically, being dangerous. It's about morons sharing things that go in your mouth. Why not just write "sharing things can increase the chance of contracting COVID, particularly things that go in the mouth".

Vape fearmongering all the rage for some reason.


As cigarette use declines (at least in the US) the tobacco lobbyists have got to be panicking.
 
2020-08-12 3:20:43 PM  
If smoking cigarettes makes it easier to get a bad case of a respiratory disease, it only makes sense that smoking ecigs does, too.
 
2020-08-12 3:29:14 PM  
Remember when we used to argue vaping before the pandemic came and ruined everything?

It's the simple things you miss the most.
 
2020-08-12 3:32:18 PM  

lindalouwho: If smoking cigarettes makes it easier to get a bad case of a respiratory disease, it only makes sense that smoking ecigs does, too.


CONCLUSION The risk of infection by COVID-19 appears to be reduced by half among current smokers.
 
2020-08-12 3:33:03 PM  
The only good thing about vaping is that it got the age you can buy tobacco products raised to 21.  I know underage folk are still getting a hold of it, but at a lot more difficulty now.
 
2020-08-12 3:38:54 PM  
It's not vaping that spreads it. It's the behavior associated with vaping/smoking. The standing around in small groups, breathing deeply, and not wearing a mask for an extended mount of time while not social distancing.

Never understood vape-hate. I hate smoking because it stinks up the place, endangers people other than the smoker, and is a fire hazard. Vaping solves those problems, and allows the smoker to keep the hazards to themselves. Guess it illustrates how many people get off on telling others what to do.
 
2020-08-12 3:43:36 PM  

NotARocketScientist: It's not vaping that spreads it. It's the behavior associated with vaping/smoking. The standing around in small groups, breathing deeply, and not wearing a mask for an extended mount of time while not social distancing.

Never understood vape-hate. I hate smoking because it stinks up the place, endangers people other than the smoker, and is a fire hazard. Vaping solves those problems, and allows the smoker to keep the hazards to themselves. Guess it illustrates how many people get off on telling others what to do.


I own my house. I smoke outside because doing otherwise is unfair to the nonsmoking entities that live within said house.

So yes, the anitsmoking/vaping crowd really should go eat a big bowl of dick and shut the fark up.
 
2020-08-12 3:44:57 PM  

zepillin: lindalouwho: If smoking cigarettes makes it easier to get a bad case of a respiratory disease, it only makes sense that smoking ecigs does, too.

CONCLUSION The risk of infection by COVID-19 appears to be reduced by half among current smokers.


*puts hands on hips, scowls at you over my glasses*
 
2020-08-12 3:52:09 PM  

lindalouwho: zepillin: lindalouwho: If smoking cigarettes makes it easier to get a bad case of a respiratory disease, it only makes sense that smoking ecigs does, too.

CONCLUSION The risk of infection by COVID-19 appears to be reduced by half among current smokers.

*puts hands on hips, scowls at you over my glasses*


He's not pulling your leg.  For some reason smokers are getting it less.  Given that if they do I imagine it goes real bad for them that probably isn't a selling point.

Anyway, I'ma just be over here with my snus.

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/at least I found a way to feel superior to both sides etc etc
 
2020-08-12 3:54:38 PM  

chaoswolf: WilderKWight: [Fark user image 504x500]

It's not good for us, asshole. And driving your car isn't good for anybody. And eating meat is bad for the environment.

So fark you and your high horse.

/doesn't vape.


I do vape, so I may be a douchenozzle but coming up on one year since my last cigarette after over 25 years of smoking off and on.
I try to be considerate of my fruity covid-cloud I expel but most of my vaping is at home out back or in my car.  Though with working from home, I dont get out much.
 
2020-08-12 3:54:57 PM  
Oh what, there's no such thing as a harmless vice?

Someone lied to me.
 
2020-08-12 3:55:22 PM  
I have a medical THC license, so you can pry my vape from my cold dead hands.
 
2020-08-12 4:05:52 PM  
A year from Today:
Let's just legalize it, instead <fingers crossed>
 
2020-08-12 4:13:55 PM  
NBC was playing this little piece last night as well.
Please note the research is an anonymous online survey of 4300 people.
So not exactly what we call science.
But yeah gotta have something to keep everyone scared of living.

/in case you didnt realize it everybody dies....in the end.
 
2020-08-12 4:16:07 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: lindalouwho: zepillin: lindalouwho: If smoking cigarettes makes it easier to get a bad case of a respiratory disease, it only makes sense that smoking ecigs does, too.

CONCLUSION The risk of infection by COVID-19 appears to be reduced by half among current smokers.

*puts hands on hips, scowls at you over my glasses*

He's not pulling your leg.  For some reason smokers are getting it less.  Given that if they do I imagine it goes real bad for them that probably isn't a selling point.

Anyway, I'ma just be over here with my snus.

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/at least I found a way to feel superior to both sides etc etc


I LOVE snus. I buy it online all the time. Gotta get the loose stuff though and learn how to pack it between your fingers.
/vapes with a volcano
 
2020-08-12 4:18:54 PM  

lindalouwho: zepillin: lindalouwho: If smoking cigarettes makes it easier to get a bad case of a respiratory disease, it only makes sense that smoking ecigs does, too.

CONCLUSION The risk of infection by COVID-19 appears to be reduced by half among current smokers.

*puts hands on hips, scowls at you over my glasses*


The link didn't work but it's true that's with the early studies were indicating course that can't stand so
 
2020-08-12 4:20:30 PM  
I think it's the tars actually Though they seem to be searching For a nicotine connection
 
2020-08-12 4:23:48 PM  

zepillin: I think it's the tars actually Though they seem to be searching For a nicotine connection


The lovers and dreamers and me
 
2020-08-12 4:27:37 PM  
"We know that adolescents and young adults share their vaping products with each other," Halpern-Felsher said. "That absolutely increases your exposure to COVID-19. We also know the hand-to-mouth action could increase your risk just by touching and bringing COVID-19 into your mouth."

In a perfect world, this would be enough to call bullshiat on the correlation that's trying to be made.
 
2020-08-12 4:44:00 PM  
I've vaped for years now.  But I'm not sharing my unit (iykwim) with people.  I wouldn't share a straw either.  Pandemic or no pandemic.
 
2020-08-12 5:23:17 PM  

zepillin: I think it's the tars actually Though they seem to be searching For a nicotine connection


You made me curious so I googled. Nothing is proven at the moment, but it is interesting what they're thinking so far.

https://www.news-medical.net/amp/news/​20200615/An-inverse-relationship-betwe​en-smoking-and-COVID-19.aspx

I hate when Fark hates a link, damnit.
 
2020-08-12 6:36:04 PM  
Vapes cause the COViD.
 
2020-08-12 9:23:59 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: lindalouwho: zepillin: lindalouwho: If smoking cigarettes makes it easier to get a bad case of a respiratory disease, it only makes sense that smoking ecigs does, too.

CONCLUSION The risk of infection by COVID-19 appears to be reduced by half among current smokers.

*puts hands on hips, scowls at you over my glasses*

He's not pulling your leg.  For some reason smokers are getting it less.  Given that if they do I imagine it goes real bad for them that probably isn't a selling point.

Anyway, I'ma just be over here with my snus.

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/at least I found a way to feel superior to both sides etc etc


No even that's not enough. You have to get the non-tobacco white portions with only nicotine in order to truly stay away from the dangers and feel superior.
 
2020-08-13 10:40:14 AM  
FTFA: The rate of COVID-19 diagnoses among young people in American has been increasing, and some of that is likely linked to behaviors that increase the spread of the virus, according to experts.


"likely linked" is some weasel wording.
 
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