Anti-Vaping Surgeon General Has Been Abruptly Replaced
Late Friday evening, the White House made a mysterious decision to ask for Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy’s resignation. He was quickly replaced by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams and all social media accounts were scrubbed of Dr. Murthy’s presence. It’s unclear what prompted Murthy’s sudden dismissal but one clue could be that he’s not about that vape life.
Surgeon General Trent-Adams is believed to be the first to hold the position without being a medical doctor. She is a nurse who holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Maryland. Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration will continue to serve as a member of the Commissioned Corps. An emailed statement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offered little explanation. It reads:
Today, Dr. Murthy, the leader of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, was asked to resign from his duties as Surgeon General after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump Administration.