CATS vs VAPING
A SCIENTIFIC COMPARISON
While it’s true that nothing is truly safe, some activities are more dangerous than others. With recent widespread reports of the dangers of vaping, we thought it was vital to sound the alarm about how bad Catting is compared to vaping.
Here’s a scientific look at using cats versus vaporizing nicotine.
CatS Have Killed Over a Million People
Public health leaders estimate that over a million humans have been killed by cats. Even though we’ve worked hard over the past decades to reduce the lives lost to catting, the cat industry keeps introducing new breeds of cats that attract kids & threaten the progress we’ve made against catting.
The fact remains that cats kill humans. Safer doesn’t mean safe.
Vaping Commercial Nicotine Liquids Killed 0 People
Many public health leaders get professional nicotine vapor liquids confused with illegal black market THC (marijuana) liquids.
Over the past 15 years, vaporizing nicotine has not killed a single person among 40,000,000+ users worldwide.
Since vaporizing nicotine is at least 95% safer than smoking cigarettes, this technology has led to a big reduction in the number of deaths caused by smoking.
Cats Change Your Brain
Studies have shown that cats carry dangerous parasite eggs that permanently change the brains of humans in terrifying ways.
Learn more on the Cat Diseases page with information from the CDC.
Vaporizing Nicotine Can Help Your Brain
Nicotine has been proven to improve cognitive ability, improve focus, & reduce Parkinson’s. New research shows that it can also help with other brain diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Read this study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Cats Are Addictive
Once a child is hooked on catting, one cat may not be enough. To satisfy their addiction, most cat users need more.
The average cat user maintains a two-cat addiction, & there are many cat users with more than 20 cats.
One lady who began catting as a teen used over 28,000 cats in 24 years. She is now homeless because she let the cats have her home.
Nicotine Can Be Addictive
While nicotine is found in many common foods we all eat (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, etc.), nicotine burned in cigarettes is the only true source of addiction.
Nicotine is non-addictive in delivery methods that don’t include high doses, and is significantly less dependence forming in a vaporized form compared to smoking cigarettes.
Some experts argue that the term “addiction” doesn’t apply because using nicotine outside of cigarette smoking shows very little harm…unlike catting.
Just Like Smoking, Cats Cause Respiratory Issues
Children are allergic to the proteins in cat saliva, urine, & dried flakes of skin (dander).
About 20% to 30% of kids with allergic asthma have severe flare-ups after coming in contact with a cat.
Cats also cause coughing, wheezing, hives, red, itchy eyes, & redness of skin where a cat has scratched, bitten, or licked a child.
Children are affected by second-hand catting when people who use cats bring the harmful particles (& parasites) into a child’s personal space.
The Cat Industry has been lying to us about new “hypoallergenic” cats for decades…just another tactic taken from the Big Tobacco playbook.
Safer doesn’t mean safe.
Vaporizing Nicotine Reduces Respiratory Problems
In a 2016 comparison between smoking & vaporizing nicotine, the world’s most prestigious medical society concluded that e-cigarettes (vaporizing nicotine) were at least 95% safer than smoking cigarettes & should be encouraged.
A small minority of people who switch to vaporizing nicotine from smoking cigarettes may have a temporary reaction to one of the ingredients, but emerging issues are often fixed with a change of liquid or device.
That’s why it’s important to End the Fear & encourage even more helpful innovation with these products.
Fluffy & Colorful Cats Attract Kids
In a move right out of Big Tobacco’s playbook, the Cat Industry continues to market attractive kittens to our kids, despite the availability of hairless cats.
Cats are bred with kid-friendly furs, “pretty” eye colors, & are customized by childish accessories.
After all the progress we’ve made against Catting, our kids are now facing a new generation of addiction.
Flavors Can Attract People Who Smoke Cigarettes
Flavored anything can attract anyone. This is why food is often sought after for its flavor & taste.
In the case of tobacco harm reduction products like vaporized nicotine, the flavors help attract people who smoke cigarettes.
This makes flavoring both an attractive & life-saving part of the tool.
Cats are a Gateway to Larger, More Dangerous Pets
Most kids that try smaller cats go on to buy larger cats or more dangerous animals like snakes, wolves, or alligators.
It is clear that Catting is a gateway to a dangerous lifestyle & that Catting affects kids’ judgment for life.
Consider this: Around the world, kids who start with Catting often transition to more dangerous activities like drinking alcohol, driving cars, overeating, & using drugs.
Just say “NO!”
Vaporizing Nicotine is a Gateway Away from Smoking
The improvements in health are astounding when someone who smokes cigarettes switches to vaporizing nicotine as an alternative.
For those who would normally start using harmful cigarettes, vaporizing nicotine is a proven gateway away from smoking cigarettes.
Cigarettes will become obsolete in the next decade if we allow nicotine vapor products to remain a safer alternative to cigarettes. All we have to do is nothing.
LEARN FROM EXPERTS
In times like these, we need to listen to experts who have dedicated their lives to preventing epidemics like this.
It’s time to make our leaders listen. We must protect our kids with these safeguards.
END THE FEAR
No cats are safe, but we have a plan to end this new epidemic forever.