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January 15, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Smoking: Use tobacco revenue to fight use

The editorial “A dark cloud in King County over strides in smoking cessation” [Opinion, Jan. 13] raises a great point that we must do more locally to address tobacco use and prevention.

As a local cardiologist and Board president for the American Heart Association — Puget Sound, I would underscore that while the U.S. has made amazing progress in the fight against tobacco, we cannot declare victory yet.

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September 27, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Washington looks at marijuana consumption

What’s in a name? A new lexicon is need when referring to those who consume marijuana. In a recent article, The Times refers to younger people who use marijuana as “stoners.” [“State’s pot estimate: joint losing popularity,” page one, Sept. 25.] Not all people who consume marijuana are stoners, just as not all people who drink…

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July 12, 2013 at 6:24 AM

Washington’s Tobacco Program and Quitline

Program should not be defunded While there were many losers in the Washington state budget battle [“Senators’ deadlock shutters Columbia Crossing,” NW Tuesday, July 2], one important casualty was Washington’s Tobacco Program and Quitline. From 2000 to 2009, this nationally recognized program cut youth smoking in half and adult smoking by 25 percent, bringing the state…

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