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Letters to the Editor  |  The Columbus Dispatch

FDA incorrect to OK vaping merchandise

For the primary time in historical past, the FDA has licensed the advertising and marketing of three digital nicotine supply system merchandise.

Extra: FDA OKs first e-cigarette, Vuse, a vaping gadget from RJ Reynolds, citing profit to people who smoke

The company cites that the advantages of the merchandise to assist adults give up smoking flamable cigarettes outweigh the dangers that vaping poses to youth.

Nevertheless, information has proven that e-cigarette use amongst youth is related to initiation of conventional cigarettes later in life.

Moreover, the CDC says that 90% of grownup people who smoke began smoking earlier than the age of 18.

By permitting these units to stay in the marketplace, the FDA is enabling a brand new era of nicotine customers and perpetuating the vaping epidemic.

As a well being care staff that takes care of adolescents and younger adults with nicotine dependence, we urge the FDA to contemplate the long-term results of this authorization on youth.

Ashley Ebersole MD, MS; Kelsey Schmuhl PharmD, BCACP, TTS; Erin McKnight MD, MPH; Andrea Bonny MD; Judith Groner MD, Nationwide Kids’s Hospital

Extra: Learn how to submit a letter to the editor for The Columbus Dispatch

Article on Linden artist a pleasure to learn

I used to be deeply touched to learn the Oct. 31 article, “Linden artist sculpts United States Coloured Troops soldier,” of Joe Howard’s sculpture “March to Freedom” and of the well-deserved reward he has obtained.

Congratulations, Mr. Howard!

Thanks Allison Ward on your glorious article, and to The Dispatch on your protection.

Kathleen Rosati, Westerville

Children should study nation’s true historical past

Wow! What a tragic sequence of articles, opinions and letters greeted me the morning of Saturday, Oct. 30.

Extra: DeWine replaces Ohio Board of Training members after they resign over anti-racism decision

Stark County shouldn’t be placing its finest foot ahead, from the glee John Hagan takes in his fellow board of training members resignation, to the clueless and scared editorial by Sen. Kristine Roegner.

There’s a willful resolution by these of us to maintain their constituents ignorant and regressive. What’s so scary about studying our pricey nation’s historical past?

Extra: Dad and mom have each proper. Opposing college boards shouldn’t be ‘home terrorism’

Sure, components of it are troublesome to digest, however is not that the entire level? Do they actually assume educating their youngsters a sanitized, and lets be frank, white-washed model of our founding is for the kid’s profit?

A part of residing on this world is having the talent to carry two opposing views in a single’s head on the identical time. Sticking your fingers in your ears and wishing troublesome issues away is not going to work,

Susannah Ross, Plain Metropolis

Web site on tax incentives informative

Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano is to be congratulated for organising an easy-to-access web site that particulars so-called tax incentives permitted by metropolis councils all through the county (Oct. 30 Dispatch article, “Report, auditor web site concentrate on incentives.”) 

The time period “tax incentives” is definitely a misnomer. “Tax giveaways” is a way more correct description.

Extra: Franklin County commissioners OK one-year extension for later canine tag buy deadline

Most of those tax giveaways are nothing greater than multimillion-dollar authorities subsidies to rich actual property builders on the expense of such property-tax supported businesses as faculties, township fireplace departments, libraries, metro parks and Kids’s Providers.

Extra: Opinion: Report inaccurately discovered ‘racial disparity’ in property taxes and invitations corruption

Robert Ruth, Grove Metropolis

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