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  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    June 16, 2014 8:20 a.m.

    Comparing E-Cigs to smoking is apple and oranges, the addictive ingredient is the same, but those thousands of other compounds created by burning make them completely different animals.

    Think Smoking opium vs taking a tylenol 3.

    If E-cigs help people quit smoking or relieve stress great, cause they don't make you stink, I can stand next to someone with an e-cig and it doesn't get on me.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    June 15, 2014 5:25 p.m.

    Salt Lake City, UT

    LDS Liberal,
    You are engaging in deflection.


    I'm asking why we are addressing a minority issue,
    while ignoring the Elephant in the room to all 100% of us...

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    June 15, 2014 12:56 p.m.

    LDS Liberal,
    You are engaging in deflection. Are you implying that we should do nothing to discourage tobacco use until we solve temperature inversions? Air quality is a serious health issue all along the Wasatch who's solution will require time, money and personal sacrifice, but we need not ignore other public health problems until it is resolved.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    June 15, 2014 10:28 a.m.

    So according to this letter, smoking cigarettes is bad.

    But breathing in for months, air that is more toxic than cigarette smoke isn't worth fixing?

    Talk about hypocrisy! Does the right really feel no shame with this pathetic excuse for logic?

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    June 15, 2014 9:35 a.m.

    Isn’t it sad that law is necessary for individual protection against something harmful to the thin, delicate lining of our respiratory systems?


    You worry about a few hand full of individuals who CHOOSE to smoke and destroy their lungs,

    While it is sadder still that the State Legislature and many citizens refuses to do anything about the poor air quality that effects each and every living soul along the Wasatach Front the exact same way...