There is perhaps no better proof of the federal government’s collusion with Big Pharma than the government’s crusade against “vaping” — inhaling or exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette. Testimony from experts reveals that vaping is less harmful than smoking and can be an effective tool in helping smokers kick the habit. As such, it poses a competitive threat to pharmaceutical companies that produce drugs with the alleged purpose of achieving the same result. Hence, federal agencies have targeted vaping, even funding studies to distort the facts.
A newly released study from a lab research team at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System is the latest example of the government’s propaganda against vaping. In this study, researchers concluded that, like traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes can lead to the development of a cancer known as head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. But how scientifically sound is this study?
According to The Daily Caller, scientists in the study extracted vapor from two popular e-cigarette brands—V2 and VaporF — and used it to “treat human cells in a petri dish.” The results revealed “the exposed cells showed several forms of damage, including DNA strand breaks. The familiar double helix that makes up DNA has two long strands of molecules that intertwine. When one or both of these strands break apart and the cellular repair process doesn’t work right, the stage is set for cancer.”
Dr. Jessica Wang-Rodriguez, one of the lead researchers, concluded, “Based on the evidence to date, I believe they are no better than smoking regular cigarettes.”
However, a more careful examination of the press release that accompanied the study revealed a number of significant flaws with the conclusions.