At least with real cigarettes, it took a while before they killed you.
Now, with these electronic cigarettes the kids seem to love so much, you have hundreds stricken with mysterious respiratory illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and at least three have died.
It’s gotten so bad that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin demanded the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration “take decisive action” to stop the vaping “epidemic,” or else step down from his job, which you have to think pays well.
“As acting commissioner of the FDA, you alone have the power to stop this vaping epidemic, which has now reached the point where children and young adults are getting sick and dying,” Durbin said. “It is my strong belief that, if you do not take decisive action within the next 10 days, you should resign your post. If you continue to refuse to do your job – which is to protect the public health – then it is time to allow someone else to take the helm.”