Is legislation the most to help people make informed choices about their health? If not, is price control a better way? Is putting a graphic advisory, a la cigarette packages in countries like Canada or England, the way to go? What's the most effective way to help consumers make the decision to kick certain bad habits themselves?
Not that anybody needs a good excuse to go to Rome, but this week is an especially crowded one there as journalists flock to Vatican City to pontificate on the selection of the next pope. And as Kevin Roderick noted in LAObserved today, local news outlets who tend to give short shrift to Sacramento politics seem to be especially well-represented there. Channel 2, KCAL 9, NBC 4, KTLA 5 and ABC 7 all have reporters on the scene.