tobacco

World No Tobacco Day Embraces the Wrong Approach

May 31st, is World No Tobacco Day. World No Tobacco Day brings attention to a noble goal, that of reducing tobacco consumption, but embraces the wrong approach needed for consumers and everyday working people. “The World Health Organization and hundreds of national governments have approached tobacco as a problem to legislate, regulate, and tax away. Branding bands […]

Bill de Blasio: How to create more Eric Garner tragedies

Step 1: Stimulate offense against a consumer product that is not inherently harmful to anyone but its user. The tobacco industry is once again using the techniques of decades ago to hook people on a product. https://t.co/Iv7frRtTKk — Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 19, 2017 Step 2: Propose a price floor or tax to reduce […]

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