The Nutter administration has created a new pharmacy network for about 5,400 non-unionized city workers that uses pharmacies (and pharmacy chains) that don’t sell tobacco products.
New Jersey takes in $1 billion a year from tobacco, three-fourths of that from tax revenue. But not one penny of that is earmarked for smoking cessation programs.
If you are trying to quit smoking then this is your lucky day.
The most successful health-related mass media campaigns involve road safety—seat belts and reducing the rate of drinking and driving. Anti-smoking campaigns are successful except those sponsored by the tobacco industry.