Obscuring Truth | Did CDC and FDA Fail the Public in Lung Scare?

The past few weeks have been horrific for the approximately 400 victims (and families) poisoned by illicit THC-vaping products—some fatally.

It’s a real tragedy and certainly a public health emergency. But these are not the only victims; tens of millions of people who rely on traditional nicotine-vaping products as a lifeline to quit smoking (or to stay quit) now find access to these products threatened, or in the case of the state of Michigan, revoked, restricted, denied.

The past few weeks have been horrific for the approximately 400 victims (and families) poisoned by illicit TCH-vaping products—some fatally. It’s a real tragedy and certainly a public health emergency. But these are not the only victims; tens of millions of people who rely on traditional nicotine-vaping products as a lifeline to quit smoking (or to stay quit) now find access to these products threatened, or in the case of the state of Michigan, revoked, restricted, denied.

In this edition of RegWatch Dr. Siegel evaluates FDA, CDC and non-profit health groups’ lack of clarity regarding the nature of the emergency; an emergency which should have first, and only, been described as a product tampering or tainted product crisis. Instead, health officials warned the public to stop using e-cigarettes; maligning traditional nicotine-vaping and obscuring the truth.

What caused these illnesses? And, why does it appear the CDC is doing everything in its power to protect the illicit THC-vape trade while deflecting blame onto the legal, retail vaping industry?

Find out. Only on RegWatch, by RegulatorWatch.com.

***FULL INTERVIEW***

Produced by: Brent Stafford
Released: September 10, 2019

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13 COMMENTS

  1. This is important, and it is very odd that this is the only video I have had problems watching from your website. Have you checked to see if your servers are being DDos attacked? This is the only time I have not been able to watch due to the video not loading… first the live interview, now this. Makes me wonder just what is going on.

  2. Thank you for bringing out the truth. They need to regulate the on-line purchases. The shops are following the rules but not on-line vendors

  3. I have been hearing on local news radio a constant warning to stop vaping, they speak about the 400 cases they talk about a study in England linking vaping to heart disease, they say CDC allot. At the very end they say a many of instances were the result of TCH. It’s amazing how they are combining all vape products rather than narrowing it down to illegal drug use.

        • Hi Angela, you are right this is not a left vs right “political party” issue. I’ve never said it was. This is a Progressive issue and there are progressives on both the left and right of the political party spectrum i.e. George Bush Jr. was a progressive conservative (otherwise known as a neo-con) and on the left… well you know who they are because they announce it. Technically, socialism is a progressive ideology, however, not all socialists would frame their positions that way. Yes your local news media, like the national media are heavily influenced by progressive-left ideology. And, if you are inclined to discount the ideological nature behind the battle to ban the vape, then I respectfully point out that you may not be seeing the entire picture. Ideaology transcends politics. Politics is just a means to an end.

  4. Please, they are not going to go to the black market. They will go online to purchase them. Now, I am also concerned about the combination of nico-vape with THC via the leave vs. the vape? They need to continue testing and provide transparency. The CDC need to be held accountable.

  5. Hello good people, and much respect to Michael Siegel for being level minded.
    I just want to say, there is a reason why Vaping has grown so rapidly and exponentially to over 50 Million+ vapers worldwide, it’s because once cigarette smokers try vaping for 2 or 3 days, they suddenly are breathing clearer, just a bit, but noticeable, they get that whoa! I can smell the grass or what have you, they will then have an epiphany that the vaping might actually be something good. The next thing they know, they haven’t had a cigarette in over a year and their health has dramatically improved to almost non-smoker levels.
    Vaping really is truly a God send and probably one of the most incredible life saving technologies of this century.
    Realize this though, you can’t just vape anything, it’s the same as you can’t just eat anything, you should only vape reputable e-liquids from reputable vape shops. Do NoT EVER vape THC Cartridges, especially THC Cartridges from the black market, because they contain oils, and you cannot vape oils. Oils will stick inside your lungs and stay for lengthy amounts of time.
    I could write forever about this subject, but I’ll stop here.
    Thank you RegulatorWatch, you are on the good guy list with us vapers.

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