Candy as a drug deterrent

1979: James Mack, a candy manufacturer representative, told government officials that banning candy sales from schools could lead to "injury, drug abuse and drinking." His reasoning was that candy provided children with an "island of pleasure," and if denied this they might seek out worse things such as drugs. They might even "leave the school premises [to seek out candy] and encounter traffic hazards".

Wisconsin State Journal - Jan 31, 1979

     Posted By: Alex - Sat May 22, 2021
     Category: Candy | 1970s

Well, he WOULD say that, wouldn't he!
Posted by David P. on 05/23/21 at 04:31 AM
He would.

I'd rather be a mule.
Posted by Richard Bos on 05/23/21 at 08:52 AM
“Just say NO to candy!!!”
Posted by Brian on 05/23/21 at 08:05 PM
This guy sounds like a supervillain who's battling Captain Dentist.
Posted by Yudith on 05/26/21 at 05:48 AM
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