It's time to regulate tobacco retailers
Last week the American Lung Association gave my hometown, Paso Robles, an overall score of zero. It was for Paso’s tobacco regulations, or lack thereof.
The association graded the current tobacco regulations of cities and counties throughout America. In San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles got the only overall zero.
Tobacco is one of the few things I’m 100 percent against. In our house we have an inhalation nebulizer and an oxygen machine. Unfortunately it was much tougher for my wife, Mamie, to quit smoking than it was for me. She finally beat it, but damage had been done.
Tobacco can entangle people in its powerful addiction, sicken them and kill many. How can tobacco merchants sleep nights?