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True Cost of Tobacco SC

Increasing the tobacco tax will: improve public health, decrease the cost of health care, and generate revenue for critical unmet needs in our state.  Let’s reduce the toll of tobacco on our families by increasing the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack. 

Latest Updates

February 5, 2019
South Carolina

Today, the front steps of the South Carolina State House were covered in sneakers to remind lawmakers to protect teen health by raising the cigarette tax by $1.50 and prohibiting teens under 18 from using indoor tanning devices.

November 15, 2018
South Carolina

Cancer patients and survivors marked the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 43 rd annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of South Carolina residents by passing strong tobacco control legislation.

August 9, 2018
South Carolina

South Carolina is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.

April 27, 2018
South Carolina

Beth Johnson, government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, praises the South Carolina Legislature for passing a bill to create a Palliative Care and Quality of Life Study Committee and she urges Gov. McMaster to sign the bill into law.

State Contacts

Beth Johnson
South Carolina Government Relations Director
Denise Billings
Senior Specialist, Media Advocacy
Carrie Morphis
South Carolina Grassroots Manager

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