Tobacco Taxes

Increasing the price of tobacco is one of the best ways to keep youth from ever starting this addiction. ACS CAN supports local community coalitions in efforts to increase local tobacco taxes, including involvement in five local campaigns in 2015 alone, covering 143,485 residents. We also support a significant increase in the statewide tobacco tax, which would help offset some of the $20 per pack that cigarette use costs Alaska for healthcare and lost worker productivity.