TO KEEP SMOKING!
Please enjoy this recycled oldie-but-goodie while I spend the next few weeks juggling a high case load with studying for the boards with taking care of two babies, etc. . .
Few things smell worse to me than the stank of a cigarette while trying to trying to load up on cholesterol via awesome blossom. Perhaps one such thing is the beguiling tale of what perverse fate has befallen the gobs of cash money rewarded to state governments from Big Tobacco.
This seemingly righteous pursuit was fought by brave attorneys general of 46 various states to regain money we dished out to pay the costs of Medicaid patients who, due to tobacco use, found themselves in various states of wheeziness and/or infarction. So naturally you’re asking “why then did these same states more recently try to help Big T in getting a recent settlement against it reduced?” Good question. Read on. . .