FULLY FUNDED TOBACCO PREVENTION AND CESSATION PROGRAM
The tobacco prevention and cessation program is one of the smartest and most fiscally responsible investments that West Virginia can make.
It not only helps current smokers quit but also prevents our children from ever starting a lifetime of addiction to tobacco.
PROTECT LOCAL AUTHORITY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY
Local governments are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of people in their communities. They should be able to pass local laws that build on state laws and are proven to promote good health, including any laws intended to protect everyone's right to breathe clean, smoke-free air.
SIGNIFICANT TOBACCO TAX INCREASE
Regular and significant tobacco tax increases of $1.50 or more are one of the most effective ways to reduce tobacco use and, therefore, suffering and death from tobacco-related diseases like cancer.
Significant increases to cigarette and tobacco taxes result in substantial revenue increases for states as well as health care cost savings.