Support Montana's Tobacco Tax

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Dear [Decision Maker],

I'm writing as your constituent to urge you to vote Yes on Senate Bill 354 to increase the tobacco tax.

The SAVE Act will raise the state cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack, with a comparable increase in the price of other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

That price increase will prevent an estimated 3,900 deaths, while raising much-needed revenue to fund vital health programs and services that are facing devastating cuts by the legislature. Youth are particularly sensitive to a significant price increase, which is a proven deterrent to kids ever starting to use tobacco.

Montanans overwhelming support raising the price of tobacco products. 77 percent of voters in a recent poll expressed support for a $1.50 per pack increase.

Raising the price of tobacco by a significant amount is a proven way to prevent youth from starting to use these deadly products, and to motivate current users to quit.

I hope I can count on you to vote Yes on SB354.


Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]