Tobacco is out

08/27/2014 5:35 PM

08/27/2014 5:36 PM

Your Aug. 22 story, “Blue Zones asks for healthier city policies,” sounded like a reprint from 30 years ago with antiquated references to tobacco.

How can anyone in his or her right mind still talk about “limiting” smoking when we know it kills 180 innocent Americans every day?

Perhaps we should simply “limit” Ebola too.

And can we “foster dialogue and discussions” on tobacco? Really? A drug which is addictive, defective and lethal, when used as intended, and you still want to just “foster dialogue”?

And please, Mayor Price, no tobacco-friendly words like “nanny state” which the tobacco pushers just love!

This is all about preventing illness and saving lives from tobacco and toxic smoke.

The time for discussion and debate is long past. No one should ever have to be subjected to the 7,500 chemicals in smoke; many of them carcinogenic and/or poisonous.

Let’s ban all smoking (including those so-called “electronic cigarettes”), indoors and out without exception.

— David Fusco, Arlington

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