Downtown hookah

Dear Editor:Thanks to The Downey Patriot and concerned citizens' letters to the editor for making us aware of the hookah parlors in Downey. We have always felt Downey was a family-oriented city and a good place to rear children. We're deeply disappointed that our city has allowed this business here. We're sure that you must know or have known someone who has suffered with cancer. Almost every day we hear of some new government warning or edict telling us not to eat salt, fat, fast food and McDonald's children's meals, putting all sorts of restrictions on us to have clean air, clean water and telling us what to eat and what not to eat, etc. Billions of dollars have been spent on these programs. For years there have been drives for money to study cancer; also in The Downey Patriot there was an article stating the dangers of this type of cancer from smoking hookah pipes. Yet someone is responsible for allowing these businesses to open. They need to be closed down. -- Dr. and Mrs. Buford Logan, Downey

********** Published: September 08, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 21