House District 26

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? 

James C. Townsend: Yes. We need less tobacco on the market: period!


Dylan Wegela: Did Not Respond

Question 2- Do you support simplifying the taxation rate to a uniform rate of 32% that covers all tobacco products?

James C. Townsend: Yes.  Tax it and control the quantity and quality.

Dylan Wegela: Did Not Respond

Question 3- Do you support legislation that would reduce or eliminate ineffective Purchase, Use and Possession laws?

James C. Townsend: Yes.  Prove to me the "more effective part." 

 

Dylan Wegela: Did Not Respond

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?

James C. Townsend: Yes.  I'm for anybody quitting that wants to.

Dylan Wegela: Did Not Respond

Question 5- Do you support recognizing Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists as a profession for Medicaid billing?

James C. Townsend: Yes.  More quitting sounds great!

Dylan Wegela: Did Not Respond

Question 6- Do you support giving pharmacists the authority to prescribe all seven tobacco cessation medications?

 

James C. Townsend: Yes.  Whatever it takes...

Dylan Wegela: Did Not Respond