We Shouldn’t Ban Vapes
To the editor,
In the article “We Still Don’t Know How Safe Vaping Is,” the controversy of vaping is brought up again, this time, explaining the dangers of e-cigarette companies’ advertisements as they target children. There have been numerous amounts of cases popping up everywhere about adolescents becoming ill due to vaping, and it’s scaring parents everywhere. However, as much as this article is trying to show the dangers of e-cigarettes and how terrible it is for children, it’s not fair to add on to the evil stigma that e-cigarette companies already hold.
I believe that the e-cigarette companies held innocent intentions when creating the cigarette alternative. I don’t believe that they made these vapor products in order to hurt children or make a quick profit. Cigarette usage was so much more popular before the e-cigarette came along, which made most people disgusted with classic cigarettes.
Just as children and adolescents still got a hold of cigarettes back in the day, the same age range will always get a hold of the new smoking craze. I don’t believe it’s logical to punish the e-cigarette companies, but rather possibly enforce new restrictions and laws regarding who can buy the products. Without e-cigarettes around, people will most likely go back to smoking normal cigarettes, which are still horrible for someone to smoke. If we want to help people get off smoking, there needs to be alternatives, so banning these alternatives all together will never fix the issue, and will possibly make it worse.