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.
Tobacco Taxes Press Releases
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:
In response to Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposals to increase cigarette tax by $1 per pack and raise the tax on other tobacco products from 10 percent to 20 percent, a broad coalition of leading national, state and local health organizations issued a joint statement.
The 18th annual “Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement 18 Years Later” was released today and shows New Mexico lags behind the rest of the country when it comes to spending adequate fundin
Voters Pass Historic $2 Tobacco Tax Increase in California While Tobacco Industry Defeats Similar Lifesaving Measures in Other states
“California voters saw through the tobacco industry’s smokescreen and delivered a historic victory for public health last night with the passage of a ballot initiative that increases the state’s tobacco tax by $2 per pack.