If it becomes more and more frequent to see an e-cigarette in American series or films, it is on the other hand rarer to find yourself facing an unfounded criticism of the effects of vaping in a public broadcast. However, this is what happened in episode 11 of season 16 of " Gray's Anatomy "Who presents the manufacturers of e-cigarettes as" devils ".
Has vaping become a new disease to be treated by the medical teams of successful television series? Although this is mind-blowing stupidity, everything suggests that the recent unfounded scandals against the vaping reappear today in the heart of society through popular television series. Wednesday evening, the French channel TF1 broadcast episode 11 of season 16 of " Gray's Anatomy", A series that tells the life of a fictitious university hospital, the Seattle Grace.
We await the decision of #THAT'S IT on the lying episode of #GreysAnatomy last night. The #vape save lives, public authorities must help us by protecting our fellow citizens from misinformation! https://t.co/qS88YtISxg
- FIVAPE (@FIVAPE) April 16, 2020
Except that this time, certain sequences have caused concern among many vapers and smokers. Indeed, in this episode, a doctor presents the lungs of a young sports student and vaper deemed "similar to a 60-year-old smoker"While attacking vaping professionals head-on by presenting them as" diables".
It was enough for the FIVAPE (Interprofessional Federation of Vape) goes up to the plate and seizes the CSA even before the diffusion of the episode, already available for the purchase or the hiring on the platform VOD of the chain.
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- sovape_en (@sovape_en) April 13, 2020
«It's a script aberration, deplores the president of the federation, Jean Moiroud. We respect creative works, and we are not happy to attack an American series. But we have to step up to the plate as the situations and comments made in this episode are an exercise in quasi-propaganda.»
In its approach with the CSA, the Fivape also received the support of the professor Bertrand Dautzenberg, former pulmonologist and tobacco specialist, who judges the extracts from the "caricatured" episode "and underlines that"vape is the first stop smoking product in France».
You want to know, @csaudiovisuel et @TF1, my evening? Reassure worried people.
A fiction fucks in the air for months at work. If you don't mind people taking the cigarette, especially right now, I'm going to break it. Because I know where it leads, the cigarette. pic.twitter.com/VE0cPEPyZs
- I do not smoke anymore ! #JNFP (@JeNeFumePlus) April 15, 2020
«Gray's AnatomyIs not the only medical series to address the subject. The next seasons of "New Amsterdam"And"Chicago With", Both also broadcast on TF1, each offer an episode staging a similar plot, with a young patient seriously affected in the lungs.
For their part, some fans of the series point rather to a bad French translation of the episode which would actually deal with " of the history of adulterated e-liquids And not vaping as a whole. The blow remains however harsh for the FIVAPE and several associations of assistance to smokers who denounce " uno fiction that fucks in the air for months at work.".
source : Leparisien.fr / Twitter