House District 34
Full Questionnaire text can be found here. All answers are verbatim with the exception that explanations that started with a lower case letter were capitalized.
Question 1: Do you support legislation that would create a strong fully funded, comprehensive tobacco retail licensing system in Michigan that includes strong enforcement and penalties on violators?
John E Dahlgren: Yes. It’s ludicrous Michigan doesn’t have such a system. I fully support it.
Question 2- Do you support simplifying the taxation rate to a uniform rate of 32% that covers all tobacco products?
John E Dahlgren: Yes. Or even higher than 32%
Question 3- Do you support legislation that would reduce or eliminate ineffective Purchase, Use and Possession laws?
John E Dahlgren: Yes. One we need to protect the youth and two- it is also a revenue stream
Question 4- Do you support increasing Michigan's annual expenditures for cessation and prevention services to a minimum of $10 million annually to support the two-thirds (68%) of people who currently smoke and would like to quit?
John E Dahlgren: Yes. Or even higher if it’s determined it will decrease use
Question 5- Do you support recognizing Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists as a profession for Medicaid billing?
John E Dahlgren: Yes. Anything we can do to bring the rates down is acceptable to me.
Question 6- Do you support giving pharmacists the authority to prescribe all seven tobacco cessation medications?
John E Dahlgren: Yes. If pharmacists can give shots they can dispense all tobacco related medications.