Senate District 37
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?
Barbara Conley: Yes. All tobacco products are harmful; higher tax is a discouragement to use, and hopefully will help pay to mitigate health problems that arise from use
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?
Barbara Conley: Yes. Tobacco addiction is one of the worst problems to defeat. Not starting and help quitting are sorely needed
Question 5- Do you support recognizing Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists as a profession for Medicaid billing?
Barbara Conley: Yes. I would like to see outcomes, but it makes sense to pay for this needed service if it is effective.
Question 6- Do you support giving pharmacists the authority to prescribe all seven tobacco cessation medications?