Senator Todd Kaminsky, (D) NY Senate District 9 has concluded a “discussion” last night, proudly and ambiguously stating he
“… held an expert panel to discuss the dangers of this newfound trend” claiming “Vaping has nearly doubled since 2014“.
“DANGER IN DISGUISE” is on the banner in front of the “expert” panel.
With obvious facts in hand, there wouldn’t be presumptuous assertions or a need to corrupt the crowd (of eager parents) with preconceived or contrived notions from an expert panel.
If it has “doubled”, good. Less smoking among teens, what’s the problem?
If it has, please, show your work to the class, Senator.
I’ll assume since Senator Kaminsky is “a leader on ethics reform & corruption” (referred to here), there would be no need for me to assume there could be broad manipulation or ommission of facts in this discussion.
No, I assume credibility & fact-checking was of the highest priority before the discussion began.
Now, different than the normal rhetoric, he didn’t say it doubled with the normally ever-present words like “youth”, “children” or “kids” in his post(s), instead, for the sake of my own sanity, “Think of the children™”, I’ll describe it as implied.
My assumption is he and the expert panel “are” referring to “children”… if anyone has video or a transcript to the “discussion” or data used, please comment below.
For those that care, keep up and are watching:
What I still can find is still the latest from the National Institute on Drug Abuse” via the “Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey” from 2016 found here:
For a second year in a row, the MTF survey asked high school students about their use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).
Significant decreases in use from last year were reported by:
8th (6.2 vs. 9.5 percent)
10th (10.3 vs. 14.0 percent)
12th graders (12.4 vs. 16.2 percent).
What I cannot find is “vaping nearly doubled”. If anyone has it, please link it in the comments below so I can publicly
- Apologize publicly and directly to Senator Kaminsky
- Correct the numbers so I can pretend I’m an expert!
I’ve said this before.
I’ll repeat it: “If “children” are *already smoking, they’re *smokers regardless of age. Think of the children™.”
I predict, as others have, rates among “kids” will go up in the next few years. I’m not against that.
“When tobacco use decreases, less smoking occurs.”
What I do know is “nicotine” is now wrongly classified as “tobacco”.
What I also know, Senator, is New York has top billing with the long-standing
Master Settlement Agreement Ponzi scheme.
Ask the expert!
“T21 has potential to increase use rates through psychological reactance, and out of protest once the targeted demographic realizes their right to choose has been removed.”
“They” want tobacco to be restricted to adults, they want to restrict adults from tobacco, and e-cigarettes.
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