Surgeon General Vivek Murthyand spews utter male bovine excrement and Tampa Bay Times staff writers Divya Kumar and Kathleen McGrory lap it up, from the Tampa Bay Time, all the news that’s fit to fake:
Vaping among high school students has soared an eye-popping 900 percent since 2011 — so much so that e-cigarettes are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among young people, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Surgeon General.
The trend, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wrote in the preface, constitutes a “major public health concern.”
The 298-page report does not provide new insight into the health effects of vaping. It is significant, however, because the nation’s top doctor deems the practice “unsafe” and issues a call to protect young people from its harmful effects.
An electronic cigarette or e-cigarette[note 1] is a handheld electronic device that vaporizes a flavored liquid. The user inhales the vapor. Using e-cigarettes is often called vaping. The fluid in the e-cigarette, called e-liquid, is usually made of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerine, and flavorings.
Is Surgeon General Vivek Murthy vying to become the Inspector Clouseau of the Obama regime?* E-liquid, at least in this universe, is not a tobacco product. Not that I would expect Dim Won’s surgeon general to actually know that.
[*] Well Murthy might be trying, but it would hard to be even more stupid than J. Forbes Kerry.