Author Archives: David Dobbins

Commentary: Let’s Keep Menthol From Luring Our Kids to an Early Grave

The impact of menthol cigarettes on young smokers is alarming, particularly when one considers the health consequences of a lifetime of smoking, says David Dobbins of the American Legacy Foundation. …

Commentary: Tobacco: The Next Winnable Battle for America’s Armed Forces

Research shows that an astonishing 31 percent of America’s service men and women smoke. David Dobbins of Legacy explains why leaders in public health are excited that America’s armed forces will now have powerful tools in their arsenal to combat one of the most lethal products available to consumers: tobacco. …

Commentary: Smoke-Free Housing Should be Safe and Secure

As smoke-free housing policies gain momentum, we should ensure populations that are disproportionately impacted by tobacco use are considered, says David Dobbins of Legacy. …

Commentary: The Bottom Line for New Mandatory Insurance Coverage of Tobacco Cessation Services

At a time when financial resources for tobacco control are scarce, a new federal law expands insurance coverage to cover tobacco cessation services. However, the gap in mandatory tobacco cessation services for most Medicaid enrollees is shortsighted, comments David Dobbins of Legacy. …