FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, a woman exhales a puff of vapor from a Juul pen in Vancouver, Wash. Under intense scrutiny amid a wave of underage vaping, Juul is pushing into television with a multimillion-dollar campaign rebranding itself as a stop-smoking aid for adults trying to kick cigarettes. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)Associated Press

All panics begin with a rational fear that quickly turns dangerously irrational. The proscriptions on legal nicotine vaping products in the US is an example of such a panic. It doesn’t seem to matter that nearly all of the vaping-related illnesses have reportedly been tied to black market THC vaping products, and that the CDC hasn’t been able to identify a single legitimate nicotine vaping product to warn the public to avoid. Vaping is simply a game-changer when it comes to helping to end a true-life epidemic, which is tobacco-related illness. But it’s being emotionally, unscientifically conflated with illegal, unregulated THC vapes. The two have nothing in common besides the delivery machine. Science is no match for the wisdom of a panic. And the panic is, distressingly, bipartisan. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories .

All panics begin with a rational is a concern that rapidly turns dangerously irrational.

A threat is identified. The peril posed by the threat is amplified by hypothesi. Worst case scenarios are preoccupied about, and action is required. Discussion of unseen repercussions are deterred. Skepticism of the threat is met with suspicion or anger.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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