It's a beautiful Sunday afternoon in New Mexico and I am enjoying spending time with my family. My vivacious little sister is keeping us all entertained as we prepare for the week ahead. I think about her future in our great state often as I work on policies that impact my family and yours.
With a critical vote on the calendar on the tobacco tax in New Mexico I started to think about how it can change the future for so many kids and their families. Wouldn't you want to pass a policy that could potentially save the lives of your family?
The deadly effects of tobacco use are felt by everyone, regardless if they ever picked up a single cigarette. Significantly raising the tax on tobacco products has been proven to be the single most effective way to stop kids from smoking before they start.
Senate Bill 231 will be heard THIS WEEK in the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee and with a positive vote will move to the Senate floor.
We need your help to let committee members know that New Mexicans support this lifesaving bill.
Please CLICK HERE and help us urge the committee members to vote YES to raising the tobacco tax in New Mexico so that together we can create a healthier New Mexico for my family and yours!
You're The Cure,
New Mexico Government Relations Director