E-cigarettes break 45-year habit

Published: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 - 7:10 am

Re “Lighten up on e-cigarettes” (Another View, Jan. 26): I finally quit smoking tobacco after 45 years. I've been using e-cigarettes since. My sense of taste and smell has returned. Best of all, my chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is non-existent: I don’t cough continually, I breathe easily, and X-rays show major improvement in my lungs. Are the tobacco industry and incompetent elected officials behind this proposed ban of e-cigarettes? If it's prompted by youngsters purchasing e-cigarettes over the Internet, where are the parents to stop this? Test e-cigarettes: Put a tissue paper over the mouthpiece while inhaling, and put the tissue paper over your mouth when exhaling. You’ll find nothing, nada, and no smell. Why can't our elected officials come up with something worthwhile, such as free public transit, less infringements on our rights and lower taxes. That would be called doing their job. What a concept.

-- Rich Lapikas, Sacramento

© Copyright The Sacramento Bee. All rights reserved.



Sacramento Bee Job listing powered by Careerbuilder.com
Quick Job Search
Sacramento Bee Jobs »
Buy
Used Cars
Dealer and private-party ads
Make:

Model:

Price Range:
to
Search within:
miles of ZIP

Advanced Search | 1982 & Older

TODAY'S CIRCULARS