Not A penny for tobacco prevention
July 9, 2012
By Chuck Tauman of Portland, Oregon. Chuck is a trial lawyer, political consultant and lobbyist. He is also the President of Tobacco Free Coalition of Oregon.
Big tobacco continues to reap record profits from selling an addictive product that, when used as intended, kills its best customers. With a business model that is both simple and simply repulsive, they prey upon the young and disadvantaged in hopes of creating an addiction to nicotine and a lifetime dependence on their products and the income stream that goes with it.
Frankly Oregon hasn't done enough to protect our children and our communities from these drug pushers. But this legislative session there is an opportunity to make a real investment in fighting back. Read more at http://www.blueoregon.com/2013/02/not-penny-tobacco-prevention/.