Re "E-cigarettes: A new vice ensnares adolescents (Forum, Jan. 19): Shawn Hubler wrote an excellent article on e-cigarettes. As a health teacher at the secondary level, I am well aware of what teenagers are thinking. The bad news is that the e-cigarettes makers have done an excellent job of marketing their product to teenagers, and teens think that they are safe. The reality of e-cigarettes is that they contain nicotine, and, regardless of the delivery system, nicotine has nothing but negative consequences on the body. With that said, e-cigarettes should be regulated like any other tobacco product. The bad news is that it is a $1.7 billion industry, and the lobbyists for the tobacco industry will do everything in their power to keep that regulation at bay.
-- Raymond J. Cavanagh, EL Dorado Hills