While Buzzfeed does have some very cool, and entertaining content, their news content is actually very well researched. It is often the highest caliber to be found online. The head of their news team being a former Pulitzer Prize winner, and 2017 saw them win a Pulitzer Prize in their own right.
With that in mind, we wanted to draw attention to some of the poor quality news around vaping that tends to float around from time-to-time.
This article by Michelle Hughes being an excellent example of the quality of content Buzzfeed produce, and of the problems the vaping industry faces in relation to poor quality (mis)information.
Debunking the Lies about Vaping!
Below are the most common lies spread about vaping by people with an ulterior motive or simply uneducated. Let’s put these misconceptions to bed and uncover the truth about vaping myths and the charlatans trying to kill the smoking public. Every fact here has been checked and I will site sources so you can make an informed decision for yourself.
Lie Number One – Vaping causes Popcorn Lung
There have been NO cases of Popcorn Lung in e-cigarette users, none. This original myth was put out in 2016 after a Harvard Study did research about some flavors used in making e-liquid containing diacetyl. Fake new stories began showing up everywhere using a picture of a man already proven to be from another source, not one concerning popcorn lung at all, in a hospital bed.
This is an excerpt, the full article is available here.