Public health groups are urging newly minted Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to follow in her husband’s footsteps and take on Big Tobacco.
The calls for Clinton to make the issue part of her campaign platform take place amid a growing push to raise the national smoking age to 21.
“From a national standpoint, we’d love to see Mrs. Clinton run on a public health platform and specifically a tobacco reform platform,” said Chris Bostic, deputy director for policy at the Action on Smoking & Health.
“I’m not a skilled political analyst, but if you look at the polling numbers it would seem to be a winner. Even smokers don’t want to see their kids, nieces and nephews smoking.”