Help protect Kansas kids from the dangers of tobacco. Join us at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka on Tuesday, April 3rd from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. to advocate for a $1.50 per pack tobacco tax increase.
- Dollars And Sense 4 KS Advocacy Day at the Capitol - Register HERE
Can't join us on April 3rd? You can still let your lawmakers know you support the tax by taking action on the online alert. Click HERE to Take Action!
Did you know that 90% of smokers begin while in their teens? Raising the Kansas tobacco tax by $1.50 per pack will keep 13,900 kids from becoming adult smokers. There is an undeniable link between youth smoking rates and the price of cigarettes.
And what if the money made from the tobacco tax increase is used to further help our kids by investing in the educational needs of the state? It’s a Win/Win for Kansas kids.
It’s also what Kansans want. The numbers are in and they show growing support for increasing the tobacco tax in Kansas. Over 70% of Kansans polled recognize all the benefits of raising the tobacco tax and identified this tax as the one that gets their support.
Contact your lawmakers today and tell them it’s time to stand up to the tobacco industry’s practice of viewing kids as merely “replacement smokers.” Raising the cost presents one of the best opportunities to prevent a life-long addiction.