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The Second City Becomes #1: Chicago Increases Its Cigarette Tax


A tobacco policy update from Government Relations Director Mark Peysakhovich:

On November 26, with a vote of 45-5, the Chicago City Council approved a 2014 budget that will raise the Chicago cigarette tax by 50-cents per pack. This comes on the heels of consecutive $1.00 state and county increases over the last two years. The total taxes on a pack of cigarettes bough in Chicago will be $7.17!

Read more about this cigarette tax increase in this Chicago Sun Times article.

With a population roughly equal to the state of Nevada, developments in Chicago impact many people and have the potential to save many lives. Thanks to a lot of you who took action and with the hard work of our coalition partners , the Second City is #1!

Indeed, You’re The Cure!  Thanks for all of your help!
- Mark

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