Children and Tobacco: The Facts

Questions to Ask Candidates for Public Office About Children and Tobacco

The key to curtailing tobacco use by children begins in YOUR community, and that means increasing voter awareness of this important issue. It is necessary to determine early in an election year how candidates for public office view tobacco issues.

Given all that we know, the scientific case for protecting children from tobacco is indisputable. The moral imperative to act is imperative . . . . This is not a Democratic or a Republican issue. It is a bipartisan, pro-child, pro-family, pro-health issue."
-- A statement made by President Jimmy Carter in USA Today, August 3, 1995.

Here are some questions children's advocates may want to ask political candidates regarding tobacco:

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