I have a love-hate relationship with news, advertising, etc. messages.  They are so often conjecture, biased, inaccurate, etc.  Given the lack of critical thinking of the average human being it’s no wonder so many people are in some sort of financial or other difficulty.

Here’s the latest:  An anti-vaping ad says that vaping increases your odds of starting to smoke cigarettes by a factor of four.  Sounds huge, right?

Well maybe not.  If the odds without vaping are 1%, then with vaping it’s only 4%, which is still pretty small.  If the odds before are 20% then it’s a whole different ballpark.  But since they don’t provide the baseline the potential for uninformed (or skewed thinking) populace is high.

You don’t think this was intentional, do you?