WIN - WIN - WIN
Dear [Decision Maker],
You have before you an opportunity to WIN Gold for all Mississippians. I am asking you to vote on increasing the state tobacco tax by $1.50 per pack.
Why would this be a WIN for our state and important to your constituents?Raising the state's tobacco tax by $1.50 per pack will save lives:14,000 premature smoking-caused deaths prevented22,800 kids prevented from becoming adult smokers26,500 current adult smokers who would quitRaising the state's tobacco tax by $1.50 per pack will generate much needed revenue:Projected new annual revenue of $166.8 million$1.01 billion savings in long-term healthcare costs savings from adult and youth smoking declines.Raising the state's tobacco tax by $1.50 per pack is supported by Mississippians:71.8% of Mississippians surveyed by the Mississippi State Social Science Research center supported a tobacco tax
Please do your part and vote this legislation out of your committee.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]