House District 99
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?
Question 2- Do you support simplifying the taxation rate to a uniform rate of 32% that covers all tobacco products?
Kenneth A Kish: Yes. If tobacco products were appropriately taxed use would be reduced.
Question 3- Do you support legislation that would reduce or eliminate ineffective Purchase, Use and Possession laws?
Kenneth A Kish: Yes. Harsh consequences for using tobacco products increases attraction to use in youthful offenders.
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?
Kenneth A Kish: Yes. Many are clueless to the consequence of tobacco use. Education at an early age is money well spent to decrease tobacco use in Michigan.
Question 5- Do you support recognizing Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists as a profession for Medicaid billing?
Kenneth A Kish: Yes. The more trained professionals to help reduce this health problem the better.
Question 6- Do you support giving pharmacists the authority to prescribe all seven tobacco cessation medications?