So, assuming we’ve all been on the internet a while, I’m sure you’ve all come across those shitty chain letter type social media posts.
“Forward this to 10 friends and something amazing will happen to you in the next 7 days and, if you don’t your feet will turn into parsnips”
Or something along those lines.
Well, most of us, or at least those of us with an element of logic or at the very least intelligence would think:
“This is just some crappy chain letter type thing, it has no control over my life, I shall just ignore it”
Those without logic or intelligence would forward it on, thereby perpetuating the situation by recruiting more logicless idiots to the cause.
No harm done.
But, every time somebody shares that “E-Cigs Have 10x More Cancer Causing Ingredients Than Regular Cigarettes” article, the potential harm could be far, far greater.
This article – with the exact same picture – has been doing the rounds for over a year at least now.
And, for every smoker that sees that, there’s a very strong chance they won’t make the switch to a far, far less harmful alternative.
There’s a very strong chance they won’t stop smoking
There’s a very strong chance they’ll die from smoking
So, when you share that article, you are sharing lies, you are sharing propaganda. You are sharing the results of a flawed “scientific” study that was designed by people with a predetermined outcome in mind
- to put people off electronic cigarettes, get them back on either pharmaceutically approved nicotine therapies or keep them smoking so they funnel lots of lovely tax money back into the government’s pockets
Do your research, don’t share sensationalist BULLSHIT
It’s not a matter of ridiculous chain-letter superstition, it’s a matter of people’s lives
please communicate!, debate, agree, disagree, shout, rant, encourage, share, campaign, fight, change!
and please follow me on twitter, I’ll follow back, let’s get a movement going!