NE: Increasing Price on Tobacco Products Save Lives


  • State Senator Brett Lindstrom
  • State Senator John S. McCollister
  • State Senator Mark A. Kolterman
  • State Senator Tom Briese
  • State Senator Sue Crawford
  • State Senator Lou Ann Linehan
  • State Senator Mike Groene
  • State Senator Curt Friesen


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Support Legislation That Increases The Price On Tobacco Products

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, I strongly encourage you to support passing a tax package that significantly increase the price on tobacco products.

There are several positive outcomes that would occur by increasing the price on cigarettes by $1.50 per pack. These would include 5,000 lives saved, 10,400 adult smokers who would quit, and $387.17 million in long-term health care cost savings from adult & youth smoking declines.

Saving lives, reducing tobacco use, and generating much needed revenue for our state are positive outcomes that can occur by passing a tax package that significantly increases the price on tobacco products.

I thank you for taking time to read my comments on this important issue.

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