A rising vaping outbreak in the United States has led to over a thousand lung injuries and dozens of deaths. To date, state and federal investigators have yet to find a concrete cause for the epidemic, and there is increasing concern about the nation’s youths, who are key users of vaping products.
The development has led to a wave of new research, and now politicians are weighing in, most notably President-elect Joe Biden.
While most experts and public leaders are suggesting that kids simply stop using vaping products, the former Vice President is offering a different viewpoint: “I don’t want to tell these kids to stop consuming nicotine or enjoying some recreational THC. I’m just asking that they use more traditional methods.”
During a virtual press conference, several media members pressed the former Vice President on his position, asking which “traditional methods” he is referring to.
“Joints!” Biden shot back. “You know, back in my day, we used to smoke joints. That’s what we did. You roll the papers, strike a match, and light up. That’s the natural way to do it. And I’m certain that it is much, much healthier.”