Tobacco Dollars Addictive To Federal Government

Tobacco Dollars Addictive To Federal Government

January 18, 1999

Washington, D.C. January 19, 1999 – "President Clinton’s tobacco litigation plan makes it even more obvious that when it comes to tobacco, the government has been engaged not in a search for justice, but in a hunt for treasury dollars. Tobacco revenues, it seems, are more addictive than nicotine," states Sam Kazman, CEI legal counsel, in response to President Clinton’s State of the Union address.

"Since 1995, CEI has opposed federal tobacco regulations as being harmful to individual choice, freedom of speech, and most ironically or all, public health itself."

CEI, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group founded in 1984, is dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. For more information, contact Emily McGee, director of media relations, at 202-331-1010.