October 2, 2023

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CA need to combat Large Tobacco’s makes an attempt to hook youngsters on vaping

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Tobacco attack

“California is established to ban menthol cigarettes on Jan. 1. The marketplace is out to quit it” (sacbee.com, Dec. 6)

The most recent endeavor from the tobacco business to put its gains in advance of folks is paying an incredible $21 million in direction of a referendum that would overturn SB 793. This referendum would set this life-preserving legislation on keep for 22 months, enabling tobacco organizations to continue to keep cashing in on income of candy-flavored tobacco products and solutions built to hook our youth.

We can not delay in safeguarding a new generation from a life span of nicotine dependancy. On behalf of the American Heart Association’s Sacramento Division Board of Directors, I urge Californians to stand up to Large Tobacco’s greed. The health of our small children and communities is dependent on it.

Garry Maisel, American Coronary heart Affiliation,


Fifty percent baked

“California law enforcement officers would have to be 25 or get bachelor’s diploma less than new proposal” (sacbee.com, Dec. 7)

Yet another half-baked idea to cut down police/minority confrontations has been place out there by one more of our vacant-fit Assembly users. This says that if police only recruit and hire individuals with college or university degrees or are at minimum 25 many years aged, the confrontations will be lessened. As usual the proposal doesn’t handle how to educate the negative fellas or only have all those about 25 attack the cops.

If an vacant-accommodate reformer has not battled a perilous undesirable guy in an alley at evening, with no fast back again up, I’m not intrigued in his law enforcement reform solutions. The governor shouldn’t be, either.

Bill Sanders, retired CHP Asst. Main,

Gold River

No on Nichols

“California regulator may possibly develop into Biden’s EPA chief. Why some environmentalists oppose her” (sacbee.com, Dec. 3)

Worries about Mary Nichols’ candidacy for administrator of the Environmental Safety Agency in the Biden administration were being put forward by quite a few environmental groups, this sort of as the John Muir Undertaking and Greenpeace United states of america.

Nichols’ purpose in the growth of the cap and trade program is problematic. The cap-and-trade application demands businesses to pay for their carbon emissions.

If the gains designed by the firms outweigh the price of this plan, there is no incentive to reduce carbon emissions. In reality, it really improved emissions below her observe. I would desire an appointee who is extra eager to enforce punishments against polluters. As a younger individual who will inherit the setting that Biden’s administration will leave behind, the fast approaching results of local climate improve are of huge worry to me.

Adele Partington,

Elk Grove

In the mirror

“Placer County faces bleak wintertime for careers as COVID-19 keep-at-house purchase requires effect” (sacbee.com, Dec. 9)

No one in would like to see enterprises shuttered and work shed. Supervisor Gore states that organizations are not at this time the most important vector of transmission. What she fails to point out is that the board of supervisors she chairs has constantly undermined the pretty community health tips which could have prevented the present problem.

Early on, Gore allowed Kirk Uhler, a lame duck official, to continuously spread disinformation and distort scientific facts. His actions, and the board’s shameful capitulation to his manipulations, furnished a distinct signal to Placer inhabitants that mask wearing and social distancing had been not just pointless but in some way un-American.

Businesses will need not undertake public overall health recommendations, nor would the board do everything to implement individuals methods. If Gore is now concerned about the influence of a different continue to be-at-home get, she can look in her mirror to spot blame.

Barbara Smith,

Auburn, CA

McClintock, clarify

“Kevin McCarthy joins TX lawsuit to overturn election. What about other CA lawmakers?” (sacbee.com, Dec. 11)

Tom McClintock, please demonstrate why you signed on to an unconstitutional lawsuit by a single condition in opposition to five other states, none of which ended up California. We do not pay back you to symbolize Texas. I simply call on you to publish an clarification of your reasoning.

Sallee Peterson,


Suitable quantities?

“Placer County school district approves whole-time schedule if COVID infection costs improve” (sacbee.com, Dec. 15)

I believe that the Roseville Joint Union Significant School District has about 12,000 learners and personnel. In accordance to recent news, the COVID-19 check positivity price is about 10.7%. That implies that about 1,200 or a lot more students and staff may possibly take a look at favourable for COVID-19.

New information has said that somewhere around 12% of people testing constructive for COVID-19 conclude up requiring clinic treatment. That is about 144 folks. I have also been viewing the death level from COVID-19 in California, at this time just higher than 1% of all those screening beneficial. So, if 1,200 students and team examination good, then the district will see 12 fatalities.

Did the RJUHSD college board determine people ended up satisfactory figures? Do the users of the faculty board think that Granite Bay, Roseville and Antelope are so remarkable that those percentages don’t utilize to them? Do they believe that the infections will mostly be skewed to older customers of workers?

Cecil Morris,


Money trees

“Sacramento settles lawsuit demanding its prerequisite to stand for national anthem” (sacbee.com, Dec. 15)

I would appreciate to hear the clarification from the Sacramento metropolis official who felt it necessary to fork out $17,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a Las Vegas resident who was worried of but never harmed by an historic regulation that hasn’t been enforced in recent memory. Why is Sacramento encouraging these frivolous lawsuits? This is the city of trees, not the city of cash trees.

Joe Selewicz,


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