To the editor:
I was simultaneously surprised at, and extremely disappointed in, the Observer’s decision to devote an entire page to “vaping.”
Publicizing a trend in this manner, as an attractive fad or style, serves as an encouragement to young people who may choose to adopt this habit. I am not so naive as to believe they are learning about “vaping” for the first time from this article. However, I personally believe, to have our local paper feature this activity (an obvious precursor to tobacco use) as fashionable, is not the type of reporting Southington’s citizens admire.
Perhaps another full page pictorial and personal-professional spread on the potential dangers of this bad habit is justified.
Hiram Kelsey, Southington