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? 

Barbara Conley: Yes. As an oncologist who knows addiction begins early, we need strong laws to discourage use of tobacco prior to age 21


John Damoose : Did Not Respond

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

John Damoose : Did Not Respond

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

Barbara Conley: Yes. I agree with your reasoning

John Damoose : 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?

Barbara Conley: Yes. Tobacco addiction is one of the worst problems to defeat. Not starting and help quitting are sorely needed

John Damoose : Did Not Respond

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.

John Damoose : Did Not Respond

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

 

Barbara Conley: Yes. I think this would be helpful to those who desire to quit

John Damoose : Did Not Respond