Selling tobacco to families abroad

While the author of the opinion-page article ``The Two-Parent Safety Option,'' March 10, makes a good point, he should not be crediting Republicans - least of all Dan Quayle - for this time-honored institution.

When he was Vice President, Mr. Quayle came to North Carolina and said we must aggressively pursue foreign markets to sell our deadly drug: tobacco. Drug pushing is no ``family value.''

Bill Clinton was correct when he stated that Quayle used the issue as election-year politics. Treska Lindsey, Flat Rock, N.C.

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