Protect Maine's Kids From Tobacco
Nearly 1 in 4 high school students, including nearly 40% of 18-year-olds, have used some form of tobacco in the past 30 days. 27,000 Maine kids alive today will die prematurely from smoking if we don't act now. Annually, smoking costs Mainers $811 million in direct health care costs, including $262 million in Medicaid, and $647 million in lost productivity.
I support funding Maine's tobacco control program at the US CDC recommended level to protect kids from tobacco and save lives.