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Letter: Smokers' rights being curtailed

The proportion of students who reported having ever

The proportion of students who reported having ever used e-cigarettes last year doubled from 2011 to 10 percent for high school students and to 2.7 percent for middle school students. (June 12, 2013) Photo Credit: PA Wire/Press Association

I am a taxpaying smoker ["LIRR is right to ban e-cigs," Editorial, July 19]. I cannot smoke on trains, train platforms, planes, in restaurants, at beaches, parks, concerts, etc.

I am also a taxpaying nondrinker who has to put up with alcohol on trains, train platforms, planes, in restaurants, at beaches, parks, concerts, etc. This is a strange situation since, in all my 60-plus years, I have never heard of anyone causing an accident or being arrested for being under the influence of a cigarette.

Kathleen Flandorffer, Merrick

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