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Increased Tobacco Taxes are a Win-Win-Win for Georgia!

  • Tobacco use is the #1 cause of preventable death in the U.S.
  • Georgia has the third lowest cigarette tax in the U.S. at 37 cents per pack.
  • Georgia is burdened with $3.18 billion in annual health care expenses directly caused by smoking.

Latest Updates

March 6, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – March 5, 2020 – Yesterday, the House Ways & Means Committee passed HB 864, advancing legislation that would reduce tobacco taxes on certain products by half and fail to adequately tax e-cigarettes amidst talks to significantly increase Georgia’s dangerously low tobacco taxes. The statement below is

February 12, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – February 12, 2020 – Over 50 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the State Capitol in Atlanta today to meet with Georgia lawmakers about the need to increase the state’s low tobacco tax to $1.87 per pack of cigarettes, accompanied with an

January 22, 2020
Georgia

Amidst the state budget crisis, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will generate $425.18 million in new annual revenue and reduce health care costs for the state.

January 17, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – January 17, 2020 – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Georgia. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You Measure Up? report

State Contacts

Sarah Domm
Georgia Grassroots Manager
Andy Freeman
Georgia Government Relations Director
Taylor Hall
Media Advocacy Manager

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