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Ohio: Tell your Legislators to Increase the Tobacco Tax

The tobacco market is changing rapidly and Ohio's laws governing tobacco have not kept up. As a result, many tobacco products are either skirting existing laws or just aren't covered at all. 

As smoke-free laws become more prevalent, warning labels more graphic and advertising to our youth more restrictive, tobacco companies are creating new tobacco products and finding innovative ways to hook our kids and keep existing customers addicted -- and they often use Ohio as a test market. 

The products are changing, but the goal remains the same -- to profit from a deadly addiction. And to top it off, without a revenue source Ohio is set to defund our Quitline, a service that helps Ohioans end their deadly addictions to tobacco. We'd become the first state without a tobacco cessation QuitLine!  

Our legislature is considering the Tobacco Modernization Act of 2011, a common-sense solution that will update Ohio's tobacco laws, reduce tax evasion and reduce youth access to tobacco products.

Take action today to voice your support for the Tobacco Modernization Act of 2011. Tell them: "Don't Hang Up on Ohio!"

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