Tobacco-related illnesses are expensive and harmful for all of us, remaining the #1 cause of preventable death here in Mississippi.
As such, we're working with the Invest in a Healthier Future coalition to save lives, improve the health of citizens and support the economy through an increase in the state cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack (up from 68 cents, one of the lowest in the nation).
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In order to tell the story behind this need for change, we hope you'll help in any way you feel comfortable. We're glad to work with you in a number of ways:
- Share your story via an opinion submission to a newspaper (we're happy to assist in the drafting and submission process);
- Share a quote for use in a press release or digital graphic; or
- Share comments or a story via a social media video.
ACT NOW: Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you'd like to participate in any of these activities.
Together, we can prevent premature smoking-related deaths, generate much needed revenue for the state, and save millions in long-term health care costs through adult and youth smoking declines.