US antis feeling a chill wind

| November 23, 2016

Some US commentators are concerned that several key members of president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team have ties to the tobacco industry.

A spokeswoman for Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is said to have told Yahoo News that the group is “absolutely worried about the Trump administration.”.

According to a story by Jerry Adler for Yahoo, of all the apocalyptic concerns that critics have raised about prospective members of the Trump administration, tobacco policy ranks far down the list.

‘But it represents, in microcosm, the overlap between the transition team and the “swamp” of corporate lobbying and influence Trump had pledged to drain,’ Adler wrote.

‘And it will be one area to watch as the new administration sets in motion Trump’s announced plans for a wholesale dismantling of the modern regulatory state.’

The worry for ASH began when Trump chose as his running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who, as a congressional candidate in 2000, wrote on his campaign website that, despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking didn’t kill; though he didn’t deny that some smokers died of smoking-related illnesses.

Adler’s story is at:

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