Wednesday, March 14, 2012


A few handful of my friends have shared Yes on 29 and it makes me so, so happy! If it is not clear already, I believe this prop holds significant hope for positive change.

Here are a couple reasons why:

1. I believe a cure for cancer can happen and needs to happen. It will not be solved overnight, but the advances in cancer research and treatment is saving people's lives. In order to further that research we need funding.

2. One doesn't need to be a rocket scientist to know tobacco is highly addictive and bad for you. On a more personal note, I am  Mormon and this is something we have long-since known with the revelation given to our latter-day prophet Joseph Smith. In D&C 89 it states "...tobacco is not for the body neither for the belly, and is not good for man..."

3. In order to create a healthier state, it seems 29 enables us to raise the price on a product that is bad for society; for no other reason than to deter people from buying it. If we cannot eradicate it from society then let's make it more difficult to reach.  

4. It is a win-win-win for everyone involved. Raise the price to keep people away from tobacco products. Take that additional money and put it toward the cure of a serious life threatening disease.

However, the Tobacco industry will stop at nothing to see that this proposition is defeated. And they have done just that in the past. And they will continue to do so. In the next couple days I will highlight the facts about Prop 29, which the tobacco industry purposefully avoids mentioning.

The key is to pass your Yes vote on.

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