Reader Consult: Are Taxes and Smoke-Free Laws the Best Ways to Reduce Smoking?


June 17, 2011

The Wall Street Journal

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the advocacy arm of the ACS, says it knows the best three-pronged strategy for getting more people to quit smoking: increasing tobacco taxes, passing laws that ban smoking at bars, restaurants and in the workplace and funding state tobacco cessation and prevention programs.

Two new reports from the group try to put some numbers on the potential impact of those first two prongs... Read More