Help smokers quit by cutting nicotine

The price of cigarettes has recently risen by 32 cents per pack. It’s expensive habit that is hard to quit. I quit more than 15 years ago and it was no easy thing.

It seems to me that nicotine is the addictive substance that ensnares smokers. Perhaps that substance should be the target of future regulation. Why can’t the powers that be pass legislation that controls the amount of nicotine in every package that is sold in Canada? A reduction of 20 per cent per year per package over a period of five years would rid smoking of its most addictive substance and make it easier to break this unhealthy habit.

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Many smokers would love to quit. Why not make it easier for them?

Roy M. Birkett

Gabriola Island

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