Monday, April 30, 2007

A1: "Statewide tobacco compliance operation kicks off"

Let's see, you take out a full-page ad on Wednesday warning businesses that you'll be checking on whether they sell a highly addictive drug to kids, then run teenage ringers on them for four hours on Saturday and you still get a kill rate of over 20%. Yet for some reason I'm not getting from Mirsada Buric's story that anyone thinks we have a serious problem here. Rather it reads like good news that PV retailers spotted the ad and tightened up. Sheesh.

We do get some stats on why tobacco is a problem that needs dealing with, and that's to the good. But it's all pretty light.

I'll look forward to reading about a compliance operation against the bars that flout the statewide smoking ban starting this week -- holding my breath, but not for the story.


leftturnclyde said...

Join me in eager anticipation as I await the no smoking law legal challenge circus which should commence sometime after memorial day.
maybe the courier should put up some warning ad's about that.
sheesh indeed

Steven Ayres said...

I wonder what you think might be the legal basis for such a challenge?

leftturnclyde said...

Leagal Shmeegal..phillip morris hates this law and has waaaaaayyyy more laywers and money than the US Govt. Remember the Lawsuit(s) they "lost" ?