I-185 Will Save Lives
September 6, 2018
As a retired ICU physician, I know the end-stage consequences of
tobacco use: heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, dementia, COPD,
emphysema and cancers – not just lung cancer, but also throat,
stomach, pancreatic, colon, liver, kidney and bladder cancers, to
name a few. It was difficult to repeatedly see these horrible
diseases, and their devastating consequences on patients and their
Initiative 185 will place higher taxes on tobacco and vaping products.
Hopefully, this will discourage their use. In addition, the revenue
generated will be directed to multiple health service...