I trust the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart and Lung Associations, the California Parent Teachers Association, and SEIU and will be voting “yes” on Proposition 56 Nov. 8.
I lost both parents to smoking – their lives cut short by an addiction they were unable to kick. Cigarettes are about the only product, when used as directed, that will kill and yet people still buy them. I don’t trust Big Tobacco, the funders behind the opposition on Prop. 56 lying yet again in their deceptive ads.
I believe in supporting the initiative because taxing tobacco saves lives by getting people to quit or preventing them from starting – and that means a whole lot less cancer.
We should want to protect our children, save lives and improve the health of all Californians. Tobacco companies do not care about our children and that’s why I’m taking a stand and voting “yes” on Proposition 56. I hope you’ll join me.
Kathy Flaherty, Atwater