KY: We Have a Solution

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  • Your State Senator or Senators
  • Your State Representative or Representatives

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Dear [Decision Maker],

During his budget address, the Governor asked for solutions. I believe there is a potential solution. I am urging you to support at least a $1.00 per pack increase in the KY cigarette tax to save lives and money.

We know that a $1.00 per pack increase in the KY cigarette tax would prevent 23,200 kids under 18 from becoming adult smokers, help 29,400 current adult smokers quit, and prevent 14,800 premature smoking-caused deaths.

We also know that tobacco-related illnesses are expensive and weigh heavily on the state's healthcare system. In Kentucky, smoking is currently estimated to cost 1.92 billion in direct health care costs.


I hope I can count on you to support at least $1.00 per pack increase in the KY cigarette tax. I look forward to your response.

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