Just last week on the November 1 broadcast of The Adam Carolla Show, long-time friend and co-MTV alumnus Dr. Drew Pinsky issued a glowing recommendation of the vaping industry when a caller confessed to having trouble quitting smoking. Approximately eleven minutes into the conversation, an unidentified male called in to say that he was addicted to chewing, dipping, and smoking tobacco but just couldn’t kick the habit no matter how hard he tried.
After discussing several, more traditional nicotine replacement therapies like lozenges, gum, and “the patch,” Dr. Drew then offered prescription drug alternative Chantix before launching into his pro-vaping, highly opinionated, rant.
“Or you could vape. Vaping is not tobacco. There’s nothing wrong with the nicotine, which is what you’re addicted to. It’s the tobacco that causes all the F-ing damage. So, you’ve got to get off the tobacco. You can sure stay on the nicotine. Find a nicotine replacement. Use a vape. Whatever, and then try to taper down from there….but if you can’t, stay with…anything but tobacco.
Dr. Drew and Adam Corolla engage in their usual banter
Talk show host Adam Corolla, with his usual sarcastic wit, began denouncing agencies like the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their continued and rather ill-advised attempts to convince the American People that vaping and e-cigs are dangerous to public health.
“No science, Drew. The science. I always love the close cousin to the slippery-slope douchbag. ‘There’s no science. We’re still waiting for the science.’ The science for what? Not smoking (tobacco)...and then smoking water vapor?”
Dr. Drew vehemently agrees. He tries to educate the listening audience that nicotine and tobacco are not one in the same. Nicotine by itself is not bad for you. But smoked tobacco is deadly. Since electronic cigarettes are essentially 100% tobacco-free, vaping should be embraced rather than demonized by the CDC, the FDA, and all anti-smoking activist groups.
“People have this weird, moralizing about nicotine, as though, ‘Well, you’ll still be addicted to nicotine.’ Yeah. Yeah. No problem.”
The broadcast is very enlightening, but it should not be viewed by small children due to some of the rather infrequent foul language used by Mr. Adam Corolla, but the vaping community should find the entire segment extremely entertaining. The conversation begins around minute eleven of the broadcast of The Adam Carolla Show and lasts for approximately five minutes in length.