January 13, 2014

Fox News Serves up Double Helping of eCig Cancer Panic

Electronic cigarettes seem to work, psychologically and physically | Fox News
Electronic cigarettes seem to work, psychologically and physically | Fox News

Leave it to Fox news to take idiocy found in mainstream media and turn it up to 11. In this case, it takes the oft exaggerated nitrosamines thing from the 2009 FDA report and fries it up with some bacon fat. Literally, in a post about 5 things that will give you cancer, the e-cigarette piece oddly enough wanders off into bacon territory.

It's amazing how similar e-cigs are to the real thing–some can even boost cancer risk. The FDA found nitrosamines, a carcinogen in tobacco products, in some electronic cigarette brands. Even if you're not a smoker, you still may be taking them in: They can form when stomach acid reacts with nitrates and nitrites in hot dogs, bacon, or other cured meats.

Shield your cells: If you smoke any type of cigarette, it's time to quit cold turkey. In a University of Wisconsin study, smokers who cut back before a set quit day were more likely to relapse than those who simply quit. Also trim your intake of cured meats, or change the way you cook them. Boiling or microwaving is better than frying.

via 6 sneaky cancer culprits | Fox News.

Also on the fear mongering hit parade, french fries, Styrofoam cups, brown rice, laundry detergent and dress shirts.  It's like someone swapped Fox News with Michael Bloomberg.

Introducing the world's first Vapor Zeus!
Introducing the world's first Vapor Zeus!
e-Cigarette Armageddon - What Will it Look Like? What YOU had to say!
e-Cigarette Armageddon - What Will it Look Like? What YOU had to say!
Are e-Cigarettes Bad for You? eCig 101
Are e-Cigarettes Bad for You? eCig 101
Quick eCig Review: 180 Smoke Optimal Kit
Quick eCig Review: 180 Smoke Optimal Kit
BOGO eGo and EVOD Kits at Apollo
BOGO eGo and EVOD Kits at Apollo

Leave a comment

Comments have to be approved before showing up.