After several years of drama and fierce debate, the Affordable Care Act is finally in place. Some its key elements are common-sense changes that those of all political persuasions should be able to applaud.
Tobacco kills more Americans than previously estimated, and contributes to more diseases than previously recognized, including diabetes, colorectal and liver cancers, erectile dysfunction and vision loss.
For the past 15 years, advocacy groups have been tracking the paltry amounts states are spending on smoking prevention and cessation programs. But with billions in revenues flowing to states from the tobacco industry, where is the money going?