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!
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.
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."
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.
Question 5- Do you support recognizing Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists as a profession for Medicaid billing?
James C. Townsend: Yes. More quitting sounds great!
Question 6- Do you support giving pharmacists the authority to prescribe all seven tobacco cessation medications?
James C. Townsend: Yes. Whatever it takes...