University of Kentucky Again Chooses Agenda Over Truth

Matthew Olmstead
by Matthew Olmstead
15 Comments
September 14, 2012

In an email sent out today by President Eli Capilouto of the University of Kentucky to students, faculty, and staff of the University, Dr. Capilouto reaffirms the University’s stance on classifying electronic cigarettes as a tobacco product, and as thus their use is verboten anywhere on campus.  The email seems innocuous enough and the full text of it is included below:

What isn’t so innocuous is the embedded link to the tobacco free policy.  Again, that link can be found here.  What you see is the main tobacco policy page with a nice little YouTube video at the top.  The video published on September 14th, 2012 comes almost a month after CASAA sent Dr. Capilouto a 26 page letter refuting the junk science proffered by Ellen Hahn, and the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy (KCSP), which is based at the University of Kentucky.

What is even more interesting, is the FAQs tab at the top of the page.  When you scroll down to the “Why are ecigs included in this policy?” The reader is treated with the same Anti-THR (Tobacco Harm Reduction) lies and misinformation that prompted the response from CASAA in the first place.  Lies about anti-freeze in the eLiquid, cancer causing nitrosamines, and best of all the claim that “E-cigarettes are currently banned for import by the FDA.”  Say what again?  The full ecig FAQ is below.

To bring everyone up to speed.  The President of the University of Kentucky is aware of the science.  He is aware of the misuse and manipulation of information put out by the KCSP office because CASAA took the time to inform him.  Again, nearly a month after the letter was delivered, and the University stated that the matter would go before the Ethics Review Board, he goes on record supporting the untenable position of Ellen Hahn and her KCSP cronies.  What further proof is needed to conclude that the University of Kentucky is more interested in their Anti-THR agenda, than the truth?  There is also a link to “proven cessation methods” given in the FAQ.  It would appear the University’s ties to Big Pharma go deeper than just KCSP’s office.

The slogan for the University of Kentucky is “See Blue.”  Thanks to President Capilouto’s letter in support of junk science, lies, and manipulation regarding THR, all the vaping community sees is RED. Good job UK on aspiring to be a top 20 research institution.  You still have such a long way to go.

Comments

15 Responses to “University of Kentucky Again Chooses Agenda Over Truth”

      forpetessake on September 14th, 2012 5:36 pm

      what a croc. No child of mine will ever go there!

        Fiver on September 14th, 2012 5:39 pm

        Very good article. I hope that CASAA can help again. UK appears to be very closed minded and uneducated on this topic. Doesn’t help that they don’t want to listen to the proven facts…

          Brad on September 14th, 2012 5:40 pm

          Great article, Matt.

            Lee Conn on September 14th, 2012 6:28 pm

            Can there be a law suite here for misleading information and harming ppl with the lies. This is a bunch of BS. I am in for a BIG VAPE IN on the UK campus and let them kmnow we are right and they are wrong… lets make a day and all of us go and vape on the uk campus.. I am Up Fo It

              Holly DeLain on September 14th, 2012 7:31 pm

              Wow! The stupidity does go all the way to the top of the chain there doesn’t it!? It doesn’t take an educated person to realize that e-cigs are not banned for import. Wow.. what an idiot! and are they really expecting that their educated students aren’t going to know it’s lies they are being told. I may not be a rocket scientist but I can see that they aren’t either… lol

                unclerj on September 14th, 2012 8:36 pm

                The same letter that was sent to (I just had to edit myself here) President of the UK was also sent to the Attorney General for the state of Kentucky. Hopefully something will come of that!

                  hallucinoJEN on September 14th, 2012 10:01 pm

                  Me thinks the University will support Attila the Hahn since BP is a major contributor to the University.

                  When will CASAA start the lawsuit??? I remember reading in their letter that if U of Ky doesn’t correct the misleading info and do something about Attilla the Hahn, then CASAA will slap them with a lawsuit.

                  They need to pay for their lies!!!

                    Erin on September 15th, 2012 5:44 pm

                    Some people just revel in being idiots.

                    ANTIFREEZE DOES NOT CONTAIN PROPYLENE GLYCOL, it contains ETHYLENE GLYCOL! These are two completely different substances. Did none of these “college people” pay attention in organic chemistry?

                    And here’s a link to the court decision of Smoking Everywhere v. U.S. FDA – https://ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2009cv0771-54 – The US Supreme Court ruled that the FDA CANNOT ban the import of ecigs.

                      Mike on October 9th, 2012 12:08 am

                      Maybe a large vape meet should be held near by. I’m all in for a vape in! Who is going to be able to stop a large crowd of peaceful people enjoying some delicious vapor? It’s not like it would hurt anyone!

                        alejandro on December 23rd, 2012 6:28 am

                        Good read

                          imtheboss on February 12th, 2013 2:52 am

                          Nice write up!

                            Chad on February 21st, 2013 10:30 am

                            Good read. Bad policy.

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