AARP’s Travel Restrictions Are Actually Worth It
Posted October 09, 2018 03:07:15While the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a national advocacy organization, it has had a controversial history with the U.S. government.
It has been the target of the government’s crackdown on tobacco use and tobacco control measures that have been met with fierce opposition from members of Congress and other public officials.
However, some members of the AARP, including its CEO John Flanagan, have argued that its travel restrictions and restrictions on tobacco products and other health-related matters are necessary to protect the public and to improve public health.
According to the AASP, it is not just AARP members that oppose these restrictions, but also other organizations, such as the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association for Retired People, American Nurses Association, and National Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (NFSE).
Flanagan has been criticized for this position, with a number of prominent AARP officials speaking out against him.
Flanagans latest position came as a result of his comments about the potential economic impact of tobacco bans and restrictions, which were met with widespread public backlash.
The American College in Medicine released a statement to CNN’s Erin Burnett on Friday, which argued that the AAV restriction in the U, which is expected to be imposed this week, is not the best way to address the public health issue.
“We are deeply concerned about the economic impacts of these proposed restrictions,” the statement read.
“The AAV is one of the most widely used tobacco products in the United States, and it is already showing signs of harm.
We urge Congress to not move forward with these proposed regulations.”
The statement continued, “AARP is deeply concerned that these proposed changes will be passed into law without any serious consideration of the harmful effects of tobacco use on health and well-being.
AARP supports a national approach to tobacco control and is committed to working with all stakeholders to make this a reality.”
The AASM statement continued that tobacco is a leading cause of preventable death in the country and that “tobacco control should be a priority for Congress and the Administration.”
According to a recent report by the Center for American Progress, AARP and other national advocacy groups spent more than $1 billion in 2017 alone on lobbying, public relations, and other efforts, which totaled nearly $3 billion.
According a recent ABC News/Washington Post report, the AADP has a history of challenging the government and advocating against health-care policies that do not align with their ideology.
In addition, a number local and state legislators have called for an end to the ban on tobacco, including Rep. Paul Pfeiffer, a Republican from Wisconsin, and Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat from Michigan.