This makes dollars and sense
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a constituent and concerned Kansan, I urge you to increase the tax on cigarettes by $1.50 with a comparable increase in the tax on other tobacco products, which han't been raised since 1972.
I - along with 70% of Kansas voters - support this tax increase because I know it will prevent Kansas children from becoming adult smokers while generating needed revenue for the state. This tax increase will help shore up the budget shortfall and save lives - it makes dollars and sense for Kansas.
With many tough choices in front of you, this one stands out as simple. It's a win-win for Kansas. I urge you to increase the cigarette tax by $1.50.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]