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By Dr. Kris Spanjian
Molt, Mont. 

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...

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