KY: The Time is NOW, $1.00 is HOW


  • Your State Senator or Senators


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I urge you to increase the cigarette tax by at least $1.00 when the Senate takes up the budget in the coming days. Specifically, I'm asking you to say no to the .50 cent increase from the House of Representatives.

7 out of 10 Kentucky voters support raising the cigarette tax by $1.00. The evidence is clear that increasing the cigarette tax is one of the most effective ways to reduce smoking, especially among kids.

A $1 per pack increase in the cigarette tax alone will:

-Raise $266 million annually
-Decrease youth smoking by 11.2%
-Prevent 14,800 premature deaths

It's really a no-brainer. If you want to protect kids, make a real difference in public health in our state while also saving money and generating revenue, a $1 increase in the cigarette tax is the way to go.

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