NY: 2018 Budget E-Cigarette Tax

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  • Your Governor
  • Your State Senator or Senators
  • Your State Representative or Representatives
  • Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan
  • Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
  • Senate Coalition Leader Jeff Klein

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Please support a tax on e-cigarettes!

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to take action to protect kids from all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. The Surgeon General reports e-cigarette use among youth and young adults has become a public health concern.

Right here in New York, one in five high schoolers uses e-cigarettes. To stop this alarming trend, please support taxing all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, at the same rate as combustible cigarettes. The use of e-cigarettes among New York high school students doubled from 2014 to 2016. This isn't surprising given these products are cheap and enticing to kids. E-cigarette use is strongly associated with the use of other tobacco products among youth and young adults, including combustible tobacco products.

Please protect our kids from a future deadly addiction by ensuring all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, are taxed in the same manner as cigarettes.

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