House District 25
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?
Scott Barlow: No. I not think more government is the answer to any problem. Minors with get their hands these product regardless of government oversight. I believe we have a culture that promotes these products to minors. Untill we change our culture, minors will still use these products.
Question 2- Do you support simplifying the taxation rate to a uniform rate of 32% that covers all tobacco products?
Scott Barlow: No. I understand the need to make these products less attractive to minors, I do not believe taxing a product is the right answer.
Question 3- Do you support legislation that would reduce or eliminate ineffective Purchase, Use and Possession laws?
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?
Scott Barlow: No. I do not believe that government spending more money will solve any issue. We should other routes like reducing or eliminating tobacco marketing.
Question 5- Do you support recognizing Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists as a profession for Medicaid billing?
Question 6- Do you support giving pharmacists the authority to prescribe all seven tobacco cessation medications?