Legislation to raise the state’s cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack and impose an equivalent tax on other tobacco products including cigars, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes is gaining support and not just from public health groups.
Tobacco Taxes Press Releases
When asked if they favored increasing tobacco taxes to help balance the budget, 70 percent of respondents said yes – with 46 percent indicating they strongly favor the proposal.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – March 7, 2017 – Ninety cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Indiana Statehouse today and called on the General Assembly to prioritize the 36,440 Hoosiers who will be diagnosed with cancer in 20
Nearly 100 cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) rallied at the Capitol today in support of $2.6 million in funding for the Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Program as well as to encourage Florida’s legislature to increase the tax on a pack of cigarettes by at least $1.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to Maine Lawmakers: the Fight Against Tobacco is Not Over
This statement can be attributed to Hilary Schneider, director of government relations in Maine for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in response to portions of Governor LePage’s biennial budget proposal related to the Department of Health and Human Services:
Nearly a hundred cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state rode the rails on a whistle stop-style campaign train ride to the state Capitol in Santa Fe today to meet with lawmakers and gain support for cancer-fighting policies.
Public Health Groups Laud Proposed $1.50 Increase in Tobacco Tax To Protect Kids, Save Lives and Raise Needed Revenue
The long overdue increase in the tobacco tax will keep thousands of New Mexico kids from smoking, help thousands of adults quit, save the state millions spent on health care, and raise millions more in needed revenue.
LANSING, Mich. – Jan. 17, 2017 – In response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address today, Andrew Schepers, Michigan government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), released the following statement: