- Aug 2, 2011
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Vapes have killed 5 or 6 people in the US. .........
5 or 6 people out of how many???? Context is King, my friend!
5/10 is a lot. 5/1,000,000,000 is not....
"Vapes have killed 5 or 6 people in the U.S." - Unfortunately, it appears that this is now the norm in human "knowledge" - where anything that is read in a news article takes on its own "truth".The current figures suggest somewhere between 10 and 30 million 'vapers' in the USA.
Vic, you are reading news stories designed to make hype and sell news space, and as usual they are ever-more inaccurate regurgitations. Combining some actual facts, and putting them together, would change that quote to "In a country where tens of millions of people use vaping devices, 5 or 6 have recently died where a lung condition that has not yet been understood was involved. Despite intense investigation there has not been any compounds in normal vaping that can explain this. These people were however using their vaping devices to "smoke" cannabinoids (THC), which is not used in normal vaping. There is the real possibility that these deaths have nothing to do with vaping whatsoever."
Geez, no wonder they didn't say that - it is so long winded and boring..........
It will probably come to light that each of the 6 had also flown in economy. So a new headline could be "Flying in economy has killed 6 out of 6 people"