Tobacco Taxes Press Releases

August 1, 2019

Iowa Falls Short on Tobacco Tax Rates, Cancer-Fighting Public Policies

Iowa continues to fall short when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, Iowa failed to measure up to policy recommendations in nearly all areas of tobacco control, including cigarette taxes.