Unless you have you experience living in one of the five boroughs of New York City, you will not be able understand the convoluted, thus meaningless, reasons the NYC Council (@NYCcouncil) did what it did yesterday, Ban Flavored E-Cigs.

Below is an example of New York City Convolution: (from CBS NEWS New York)

The New York City Council approved a ban on most flavored e-cigarettes amid growing concerns over the deadly vaping crisis, CBS New York reports. It will go into effect on July 1st, 2020. 

Deadly vaping crisis? Okay, now hold that thought;

NYC Council Bans Flavored E-Cigs Over Convoluted Reasons

Mr. Levine, a true New Yorker who can convolute with the best, tells his constituency that Big Tobacco will be angry about this. “No longer will kids in this city be lured into nicotine addiction by easy availability of flavored vapes. So proud of my colleagues” What Horseshit!

This is the “art” of convoluting the message. Whatever the reason, you to do something that makes it look as though you’re doing something everybody wants you to do, at the same time say something  nasty corporations don’t want you to do… except of course they DO.

The reason why this Flavored E-Cigs ban passed as fast as it did, and as solidly as it did (vote was 42-2) was because a 2nd person in NYC died from vaping-related illness. The first was a 17-year-old vaping a bootleg THC cartridge laced with Vitamin E acetate. The second man to die was a 35-year-old, also from a “vaping-related” illness.

So What is a Vaping-Related Illness?

The New York Times article, which has thousands of links to it already, say this;

A form of vitamin E has been identified as a “very strong culprit” in lung injuries related to vaping THC, health officials reported on Friday, a major advance in a frightening outbreak that has killed 40 people and sickened 2,051.

Many patients with the mysterious illness have wound up hospitalized in intensive care units, needing ventilators or even more desperate measures to help them breathe. Most are young, male adults or even teenagers.

“For the first time, we have detected a potential toxin of concern, vitamin E acetate, from biological samples from patients,” with lung damage linked to vaping, Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a news briefing.

The new report, based on samples taken from the lungs of 29 patients, including two who died, she said, “provided evidence of vitamin E acetate at the primary site of injury in the lungs.”

The outbreak has revealed the existence of a vast, unregulated, shadowy marketplace of illicit or bootleg vaping products that are essentially a stew of unknown chemicals concocted, packed and sold by unknown manufacturers and sellers.

Hundreds of state and federal health investigators have been deployed to find out what has caused such extensive damage to patients’ lungs, which researchers have likened to the chemical burns suffered by soldiers attacked with mustard gas in World War I.

Vitamin E acetate is sticky, like honey, and clings to lung tissue, the C.D.C. said. Researchers do not know exactly how it harms the lungs, but studies in animals are being considered to help explain that, Dr. Schuchat said.

Where are Flavored E-Cigs in the New York Times Story?

This “crisis” has been solved. The vaping lung illness and tragic deaths, or Mass Murder, was and is caused by criminals making bootleg THC cartridges with Vitamin E acetate. Now that this is the accepted culprit, from the New York Times, the CDC, and even the President of the United States, why are corrupt politicians still trying to ban e-cigarettes? Money.

Banning Flavored E-cigs, or flavored vape products, do nothing to stop Bootleg THC deaths. Banning Flavors are just a comfort move made by politicians who can claim they are stopping the crisis, and saving your children. If you didn’t know any better, you might just believe them. But you do know better. And the time to scream as loud as you can is now.

Oh man, I really do hate New York City Politics…