Reducing the Toll of Tobacco in Wisconsin

Tobacco Taxes: As Wisconsin works to identify funding strategies to fund critical programs, ACS CAN will advocate to increase the cigarette tax by $1.00 or more per pack with an increase in the tax on other tobacco products including e-cigarettes to parallel the new cigarette tax rate. Increasing the price of cigarettes and all other tobacco products through regular and significant tobacco tax increases helps to keep kids from starting to use tobacco and helps adults quit.

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding: ACS CAN will work to maintain current annual funding of $5.3 million for the program and sustain evidence-based, statewide tobacco use prevention and cessation programs in accordance with CDC’s Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs.