House District 23

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? 

Jason Morgan: Yes. I would support this, but I would also support an outright ban on many forms of harmful and addictive tobacco products, particularly cigarettes.


Richard L. Sharland: Did Not Respond

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

Jason Morgan: Yes.  

Richard L. Sharland: Did Not Respond

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

Jason Morgan: Yes. I believe I am generally supportive of this, but I'm not sure I would reduce enforcement actions to prevent minors. I would support adding additional prioritization of resources but wouldn't want to reduce actions.

Richard L. Sharland: 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?

Jason Morgan: Yes. Michigan should provide 100% free resources to help residents quit smoking. We should also ban addictive tobacco products outright, reducing the need to spend as much on prevention in the longterm.

Richard L. Sharland: Did Not Respond

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

Jason Morgan: Yes.  Yes, as long as these costs would be covered by insurance rather than the individuals receiving cessation counseling.

Richard L. Sharland: Did Not Respond

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