Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

Tag: e cigarettes

May
5th

SMOKING: E-cigs help kick the habit

Re: “Apply cigarette ban to vaping?” (TNT, 5-5).

I have smoked since Marine Corp boot camp 1963. I tried hypnotism, patches, you name it. Nothing worked because smokers need something in their hands as much as the smoke in their lungs.

After three weeks of e-cigarettes and no smokes, I put down the e-cigs now for four weeks. I don’t understand why the smoke replacement gets a bad rap. I wonder if the Pierce County health people have any bad habits.

May
5th

SMOKING: E-cigarettes have positive uses

Re: “Apply cigarette ban to vaping?” (TNT, 5-5).

I’m having a very difficult time swallowing the efforts being made to hang the black cloud of “health risk” on electronic cigarettes.

Yes, I am a smoker – for more than 40 years. For the past 35 years at least, I’ve been making attempts to quit. For much of that time, I’ve tried to be a “courteous smoker” and keep the danger and stink as far as possible from others.

At this time, when tobacco smoking is so socially unacceptable – when many smokers are looking at e-cigarettes as a way

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May
5th

SMOKING: E-cigarettes do more harm than good

Re: “Apply cigarette ban to vaping?” (TNT, 5-5).

As a tobacco cessation specialist, I recommend products for quitting tobacco solely based on their effectiveness and safety. I am opposed not only to e-cigarettes but to anything that is being sold as a tobacco cessation aid that doesn’t work.

Failed quit attempts compound tobacco use and addiction. People decide to quit because they have what we call “quit energy.” They think, “Now is a good time,” or “I have to do it now,” or “It’s now or never.”

This “now time” is when they have

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