Support Comprehensive Tobacco Control Policies
119,000 Kentucky kids alive today will ultimately lose their lives prematurely from tobacco if nothing is done.
We can reduce Kentucky’s tobacco use by:
- Investing more in state tobacco prevention and cessation programs
- Increasing the tobacco tax by at least $1 and establish parity for other tobacco products.
- Establishing a comprehensive state-wide smoke-free policy
Together these strategies will prevent kids from starting a lifetime of addiction to tobacco, help current tobacco users quit, and create a healthier Kentucky.
I urge Kentucky lawmakers to support comprehensive tobacco control policies to reduce the toll of death and disease from tobacco use in Kentucky.