Letter: Vaping helps ex-smokers
— Hector Villagrana, 4/15/19
As a former smoker, I used to be cynical about vaping. I have now experienced firsthand just how effective flavored vapor products can be to help transition smokers away from deadly cigarettes.
I believe it is important that these safer, healthier products remain available to adult smokers throughout Illinois. I also believe action should be taken to further regulate vapor products to make sure minors cannot purchase them.
It’s important that our representatives in Springfield recognize that vapor products can be life-changing tools to help people like me quit smoking. We should set reasonable standards and regulations to protect young people while making it clear to adult smokers that vaping is a much safer and healthier alternative. These products played a crucial role in my journey to kick my smoking habit, and it’s important that other adult smokers have the same opportunity.