Mississippi: It's time to raise the tobacco tax!

Tobacco taxes save lives and save money.

Each year, an estimated 5,400 Mississippians die from smoking-related diseases.  Significantly raising the tax on tobacco has been proven to be the single most effective way to prevent children from starting to smoke.

Ask Mississippi legislators to support legislation for a $1.50 per pack increase in the state cigarette tax and an equivalent increase in the tax on other tobacco products.

Thank you for supporting $1.50 per pack cigarette tax.  This tax would decrease youth smoking by 16.9%.