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Plan Ahead For Our Kids
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am asking for your support for Pennsylvania's tobacco prevention and cessation programs. These programs are normally funded through our state tobacco settlement fund. However, borrowing against the settlement could mean that, in fiscal year 2019-20, these programs may need to be funded through the general fund.
Health advocates have been working hard to prevent kids from using tobacco products, but recently there has been a trend in the wrong direction. The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students has skyrocketed to 24 percent. E-cigarettes contain nicotine and, right now, these flavored devices are addicting a quarter of high school youth and increasing their risk of trying other tobacco products.
Now that plans have been made to borrow against Pennsylvania's tobacco settlement fund, we urge you to make plans to protect the health of our kids.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]