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Does the Government Want You to Keep Smoking? – an Interview with Dr. Gregory Jantz and Entrepreneur Kent Atherton – Episode 218

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck Woolery and Mark Young welcome Dr. Gregory Jantz and Kent Atherton to discuss how evidence suggests that the government actually wants people to keep smoking, despite the message they seem to promote.

Dr. Jantz is an addiction expert who founded The Center – A Place of Hope, and Kent Atherton is a serial entrepreneur with an interest in smoking cessation. Based on years of working with his patients, Dr. Jantz talks about the science and psychology behind addiction – and what they’ve found helps people successfully overcome addiction and what doesn’t.

They follow the shocking money trail of the billions of dollars the government receives to support smoking cessation programs, which they won from tobacco companies in 1998. The incredible amount of deceptive, wasteful and misguided spending reveals how the government blatantly profits off of citizens’ nicotine addictions.

Dr. Gregory Jantz is a specialist who has focused his career on helping people overcome behavioral disorders and addictions through a multi-disciplinary approach. He is a sought-after public speaker and a best-selling author of 35 books. He is a go-to media expert on a number of behavioral afflictions and has appeared on CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, and has been interviewed for the New York Post, Associated Press, Family Circle, and Women’s Day. He is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today blogs. You can follow him on Facebook at and on Twitter @GregoryJantzPhD.

You can find more information about The Center – A Place of Hope at

Kent Atherton is an entrepreneur who identified the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives in a drug-free smoking cessation alternative, NicoBloc. For more information about his company and the product, visit

For more information on the how the government is spending cigarette settlement and tax dollars, read this article.

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