In our opinion: Parents and government officials should warn teens on the dangers of vaping

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  • 1covey Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 20, 2018 5:44 p.m.

    @ quackquack : you forgot exposure to direct sunlight; although sunlight is a good source of vitamin D; overexposure can cause cancers. Foods ( candy and sodas not included ) do have nutritional value of some sort; and at buffets that I patronize, there is a good selection of nutritious food. Fast foods and junk foods, like sunlight are not meant to be a significant part of your diet; but, they have a modicum of food value. What is the rate of cancer produced by bacon ? Vaping has no food value, not even the quick energy boost of sugars. Using vaping as a 'hazardous - free way to nicotine addiction is ridiculous.

  • quackquack Park City, UT
    April 12, 2018 7:11 a.m.

    Mean while people will continue to eat a quarter to half pound of fried beef with bacon, (bacon a processed meat that the World Health Organization has deem to be carcinogen) and processed cheese, A side of Potatoes deep fried in oil with a heavy amount of sodium, and to top it off, 91+ grams of Sugar, or high-fructose corn syrup which can be made from genetic modified organisms aka GMO, Phosphoric Acid, Carbonation and caramel coloring is no. 2 of which the FDA has found to be carcinogenic.

    But lets ban vapes and complain about Insurance Premiums while scarfing down a Micky Dees or half a Pizza, and don't get me started on those all you can eat buffets.

  • AC_68 Provo, UT
    April 7, 2018 1:21 p.m.

    Nicotine? JWH-018? Oil of filth made in a crack lab and purchased online?
    Anything can be vaped. This paraphernalia should be outlawed.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    April 6, 2018 8:11 a.m.

    To answer the question of the headline, they do. At least in those "government schools" in their health classes. I guess it would be great if the young people listened to the adults on this and even the government health curriculum.

  • Thomas Jefferson Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 5, 2018 9:35 a.m.

    Wow, what a bold statement. 'Kids shouldnt vape nicotine.'

    Kudos Desnews.

  • toosmartforyou Kaysville, UT
    April 5, 2018 8:39 a.m.

    Refraining from smoking in any form is a no-brainer. That anyone would want to even try it is unbelievable. But millions do....... We'll all have to shell out for higher insurance premiums due to such behavior, given some time, as that practice will eventually extract a price.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    April 5, 2018 8:23 a.m.

    Really? More call for big government involvement? Why should the government get involved? Parents and adults should be sufficient. Gun violence actually kill people. Where's the call for government warnings and campaigns for awareness? How about skiing and snowboarding? That can be high risk, sometimes leading to death. Let's spend tax dollars to warn about the dangers. Over 100 kids, everyday are admitted to ER's due to skateboard accidents. We must have a government led ad campaign to protect the kids. C'mon. It's time to get back to common sense. This from a conservative newspaper in a very red State that constantly rails about "Government Overreach" and "Government waste". Parents need to take responsibility for their kids and adults need to take responsibility for themselves.

  • Jbejarano Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 5, 2018 6:51 a.m.

    Vaping is allowed in the "Utah Patients" Ballot Initiative. Furthermore anyone who is at risk for opioid dependency qualifies for "medical" card to get some cartridges. Anyone uneasy about allowing legal sales of marijuana vapes might want to ask the question where is the money for their million dollar campaign come from?? Patients? Utah?