Double the tax of tobacco in Illinois
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Kids Saving Kids
In Illnois more than 20,00 people die from heart disease related to smoking each year. Over 230,000 kids under the age of 18 will die prematurely from smoking. In order to save lives and make a change we need to take action as a state. We believe by doubling the tax price from 1.98 to 3.96 for tobacco products, would be the most efficient way to accomplish this goal.
Here’s three examples of how this tax would be effective:
1. High cost of tobacco products would stopabout 91,000 kids from trying tobacco
2. It would prevent about 57,600 premature deaths
3. And as a added benefit it will, save in Illnois $3.8 billion in health care
A higher cigarette tax is the single most effective way to reduce youth smoking. As kids ourselves we are pressured into these tobacco products. They are branded as cool and a way to become popular. However, we are well informed about the health risk associated with smoking. As the state budget debate comes to a close, we need everyone’s help to keep this issue front and center. Here’s how you can help.
Please help us and sign the petition to make sure our Legslators know that you want them to protect Illnois’ kids from tobacco addiction. Thank you.
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