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City's tobacco program earns accolades

Original post made on Jun 21, 2010

Mountain View gets an A-plus for its efforts to prevent smoking and sales of cigarettes to under-age teenagers. According to the 2009-10 community's health on tobacco report card, put out today by the Tobacco Free Coalition of Santa Clara County and Community Advocate Teens of Today, with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, the city of Mountain View shares top honors with Milpitas and Saratoga.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 21, 2010, 1:52 PM

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Posted by Just Say No
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 21, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Great! So let's now allow marijuana dispensaries to send a poor signal to the very same youth the effort was meant to protect!

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Posted by NoCigs
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Excellent!! Very important work and kudos to those who worked so hard on it. Its all possible because tobacco is legally regulated. I'd hate to think how many kids could get a pack of smokes if it were as easy to get as other things are on the unregulated black market.

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Posted by NoCigs
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 21, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Regarding medical cannabis dispensaries...Is providing medicine for sick people a bad message to send to kids?

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Posted by B.D.
a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm

To: Just Say No
How is providing safe, affordable and secure access to medicine for sick patients a poor signal to our youth?
Your poor attempt at humor is appalling. Medical Cannabis Dispensing Collectives will provide medicine to qualified patients only. If the Police send in an explorer scout or anyone with out proper doctors recommendation they will be asked to leave. There will be no signage for the MCDC's. Unlike the "Camel Joe" ads and other youth driven advertising I see on all Tobacco resellers. Compassionate Use. Education.
Thanks for your witty reply in advance!
Brian David
Shoreline Wellness Collective

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Posted by Nick
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 21, 2010 at 10:06 pm

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 22, 2010 at 12:13 am

"Just Say No", your statement shows a tremendous lack of empathy for sick people who are relieved by medical MJ. The reality is that medical MJ is much less harmful than many of the drugs that the pharmaceutical companies push for big profit. Do you work for a drug company, or are you just ignorant and naive? Seriously, it's called empathy - get some.

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Posted by mv resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 26, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Tobacco murders 450,000 Americans every year.
Marijuana has never murdered anyone in the world since the beginning of its existence and helps perhaps millions of Americans every year.
When big business and our government sleep together, we are lied to and we die in pain.

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