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Published: Wednesday, March 19 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Midvaliean
MIDVALE, UT

I hear more and more people saying e-cigarettes helped them quit tobacco. Smoke vs Vapor is a study that has already been done. What does the letter writer want?

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Follow the money. That is always the best place to start when trying to determine politicians motives. Always.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Why investigate e-cigs?

Liberals are pushing for smoking Marijuana to be legalized in Utah (which we know can cause lung cancer) even though they know it does harm. So why investigate increasing regulation on e-cigs while we are pressuring the government to drop regulation of marijuana? Just seems backwards to me. Same goes for cigarettes... studies show marijuana use is more likely to cause lung cancer than normal cigarettes.

If non-diet sodas are banned (for our own good)... then e-cigs, cigarettes AND marijuana should likewise be banned IMO.

It's hypocritical to push for a ban on sodas and legalizing marijuana. Aerosol nicotine has more harmful affects for you (and those around you) than the sugar in the soda you drink at lunch.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Can Children buy E-Cigerettes?

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I think we should make sodas illegal and transfats of course, and outlaw meat and dairy products, and force people to drive 55 mph, and no more oil exploration or pipelines in the USA.... But we should make e-cigs, marijuana, abortion, and living and working in America illegally, legal.

There... do I look like a liberal now?

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"There... do I look like a liberal now?"

No, Actually you are looking more like a Fox news shill.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

We do need to study e-cigaretts more, but at the same time the nicotine is an addictive substance. The question is simply, what exactly are the harms in nicotine. We have already made it societally acceptable for kids to be addicted to some chemicals, so why not this one?

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

JoeBlow,
You can judge me (based on your stereotype for people like me)... but you are wrong this time. I'm not a Fox News watcher. Never watch it. You may want to update your stereotypes... not everybody who's not on your side is a Fox News shill.

I was just trying to be funny (and point out the hypocrisy of the things the left wants legalized... and what they want banned).

You gotta admit it's an odd contrast. Soda should be banned, but abortion and marijuana should be legal and promoted as being GOOD for you...

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

2bits. I believe that you are one of the more reasonable conservatives.

I dont paint all conservatives as the crazy right wingers. I dont feel that paint the left with a broad brush either.

I did get your humor. And, actually, I was responding with same.

I personally believe that we need fiscal conservatism for this country to thrive. But, we wont get it by demanding all or nothing. We need moderation in all things, including entitlement reform and taxes.

Unfortunately, some on the left and the right want only the other side to give, hence the stalemate that we are in today. And it is killing our country.

So, no, I dont peg you as a "nothing but Fox news" guy. I peg you as a kind of conservative that s like minded liberal could work with and make great improvements to this country. Not get all you want, but give enough and get enough to improve the situation.

Your humorous, tongue in cheek remark, did however sound like what Fox News espouses as real world.

Hence my comment.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I know one thing ---
e-Cigarettes companies have found a legal loop hole in tobacco advertising,
because last night I saw the 1st e-cigarette ads on T.V.

Something we did away with over 40 years ago.

[I guess "smoking" or "Chewing" tobacco didn't account for "Vapor" in the original law banning tobacco products from ads in the 1970's.]

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