Will bad headlines kill vaping?

Justin Ward
4 min readSep 14, 2019
Man puts vape juice in his e-cigarette pin. (VapeClubMY / Unsplash)

After smoking for some 15 years, I made the switch to vaping a little over a week ago. Turns out I picked an inauspicious time to start. I was sitting at home pulling off my shiny new Vaperesso, reading the news on my phone when I stumbled across an alarming article in the Washington Post titled “Lung illness tied to vaping has killed 5 people as new case reports surge.”

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Justin Ward

Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD