Demolish tobacco companies and obliterate tobacco products by immediate and steep increases in tobacco taxes plus raising the smoking age to 21, or even making it illegal to sell tobacco to anyone born after 2000, no matter how old they are. Teenagers, aka children, and twentysomethings on allowances or in entry level jobs are easily priced out of the tobacco market and by the time their salaries increase later in their careers they are past the age when 90% of nicotine addicts start smoking. The goal is to create a tobacco-free generation.
Practically every smoker grew up reading, watching and listening to print, radio, TV and other public service announcements warning us not to smoke, but they did it anyway. Now the priority is to protect the health of clean air breathers who heeded the warnings but are now victims of smokers and vapers who assault them on a daily basis with secondhand smoke and e-cigarette environmental emissions, then hike the cost of our healthcare by needing treatment for the totally preventable diseases caused by their nicotine addiction. States and cities must make it illegal to possess and use tobacco smoking materials and e-cigarettes, due to the toxic emissions and fire dangers from both, in ALL multi-unit housing, not just public housing under the jurisdictions of HUD, colleges, universities and schools, plus ban smoking and vaping everywhere in public at all times, including bus stops, transit centers, train stations and airports. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, MD must immediately implement and strictly enforce the ban on smoking in public housing.