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Jenny McCarthy is at it again…working a different schtick than lying about vaccines and autism and shilling for Botox. You may recall that on July 19 I posted about Jenny McCarthy at Over Easy joining The View. [Disclaimer: I have never watched The View.]

Jenny McCarthy is now advertising for Blu e-cigarettes. Blu is owned by Lorillard, a major tobacco company. Here’s the product ad.
“All the fun and none of the guilt of having a cigarette,” she says. Smoking is fun. And sexy. Smoke an e-cigarette and you can get a date.

After her campaign against vaccines, Jenny McCarthy wouldn’t promote a product that is toxic, right? Of course the health aspects have been tested, right?

Here’s a bit from the Blu FAQ.

Is blu better for me than traditional cigarettes?

blu liquid is made in the U.S. with domestic and imported ingredients by Johnson Creek Enterprises in Hartland Wisconsin; we maintain an organization that inspects product lines at all facilities daily. blu simulates the smoking experience without the tobacco smoke, ash and smell associated with traditional tobacco cigarettes. blu should not be used as a quit smoking device as it has not been approved by the FDA as a cessation device. blu eCigs are not a smoking cessation product and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, nor are they intended to treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition.

They don’t address the question of whether health risks are less in e-cigarettes, and they don’t point out that there are no safety studies about the long term health outcomes that Jenny McCarthy says are lacking in vaccine research.

Blu’s ingredients list: American Made Smoke Juice from Johnson Creek. Made in Wisconsin with domestic and imported ingredients. Ingredients include distilled water, nicotine (when applicable), FCC Grade Vegetable Glycerin, Natural Flavors, Artificial Flavors, and Citric Acid. Propylene-glycol free!

This must mean they contain only Johnson Creek’s Red Oak Smoke Juice, since Johnson Creek’s other smoke juices contain propylene glycol (a form of antifreeze). And I’m happy to read that they use high grade (USP Grade) nicotine. Nicotine is so good for us, correct?

Here’s the proposition 65 warning on the Blu website (way down at the bottom):

| CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 – Warning: This product contains nicotine, a chemical known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Jenny McCarthy once believed that tobacco ingredients were harmful, although she famously chain smoked during her pregnancy. Now she’s selling a nicotine delivery system. I realize that adults use electronic cigarettes, and have every right to do so. But it seems ironic that this person who has campaigned tirelessly against vaccines that save lives also promotes e-cigarettes.

Jenny MCarthy is not new to promoting toxins. Back in her vaccine campaign heyday she proclaimed the benefits of botox. In 2008 she only got “a little bit” (every two months). Now she’s “Team Botox.“

Her move to promote e-cigarettes is not surprising. Jenny McCarthy may be wildly inconsistent in her stories and beliefs, but she sure is consistent in promoting Jenny McCarthy, and taking all possible opportunities to make money.

Photo credit: Linda1009 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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I retired from the University of Notre Dame in the Office of Information Technology in 2010. I'm divorced, with two grown children and 8 grandchildren. I'm a lifelong liberal and a "nonbeliever."