Las Vegas Sun

August 22, 2019

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Letter to the editor:

Tobacco program a waste of money

The Food and Drug Administration will spend $600 million in the next five years to “educate the public about the dangers of tobacco use.”

You would have to be living under a rock not to know the dangers of tobacco use. And yet our government, about to go bankrupt and floating in debt, is going to waste over half a billion dollars telling us what we already know?

If people want to use tobacco despite all the evidence of its ill effects, then they probably will anyway.

When is this government going to figure out that the good times are over and we can’t be wasting limited revenues on idiotic programs like this? If this president and Congress are serious about trimming the deficit and waste, cancel this program and use the $600 million to pay down the debt or bail out another solar company.

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