PBS KIDS® and Whole Foods Market® celebrate the tiny victories that help children get a great start in life. The admission: This campaign promoted youth cigarette addiction by protecting the cigarette companies’ ability to market the most popular flavored cigarette (menthol) to youth and the campaign worked: menthol cigarette use among youth increased significantly thanks to the lobbying efforts of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
I call on the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to retract its statement and apologize for its support of a political leader who is accused of being involved in the murder of thousands, participation in human rights violations, and supporting a policy of systematic genocide.
In my letter, I take issue with the contention that the current FDA regulations are in any way helping to ensure that smokers have access to products that will benefit their health (namely, e-cigarettes) and that in fact, the regulations make it nearly impossible for e-cigarettes to enter or continue on the market.
The target will ensure four-year-olds identified as obese while getting their B4 School Check will be offered a referral to manage any medical complication and any services they and their family may find helpful to support healthy eating and activity.
In August 2015, the New York Times reported the Kentucky Health Cooperative lost $50 million as it paid out $1.25 in claims for every dollar it collected in premiums.” Unfortunately, these are only a few examples of the more than $1 billion squandered to date by co-op failures.