Nov 22, 2017

'The Seen' Triumphs Over 'The Unseen' Again

from The New York Times:
"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed a bill to ban vaping anywhere cigarettes are already prohibited, like workplaces, restaurants and bars ...
"New York has come down fiercely on e-cigs, even as their popularity grows: they now represent a $2.5-billion industry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says that while the health consequences of the product are little understood, there are still reasons for concern, including nicotine addiction ...
"But proponents of devices like e-cigs and vaporizers  ... say they are a safer alternative to cigarettes and may help with smoking cessation. Studies so far have been limited and short term, and are not conclusive on either front."
In summary: 'The Seen' triumphs over 'The Unseen' again.

The Seen: Less plumes of vapor that may or may not be harmful.

The Unseen: Those who will die from smoking cigarettes because they lacked a major reason (getting a fix where smoking is prohibited) to switch to this much healthier alternative.