Magazine November 25, 2019, Issue


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Addictive Mild Stimulants, Cont’d  

I was surprised (not pleasantly) by what seems an apparent endorsement of “vaping” in a Week paragraph (October 14) that accused Trump of being buffaloed on the issue. Even restricting this technique to such “purer” products as those offered by Juul does nothing to restrict the absorption of high levels of nicotine — much higher levels than those provided by tobacco cigarettes or cigars. It’s not merely the “drug dealer’s garbage” (NR’s words) that is the problem! Nicotine at the levels provided by vaping is dangerous — and should indeed by deemed hazardous to the user’s health.

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