We support Senator Mike Gloor's efforts to increase the tobacco tax in Nebraska. He has worked tirelessly on this issue for several years, and we are hopeful that this may be the year for it to happen. We support raising the tobacco tax for several reasons, one being the impact it has on youth smoking. By increasing the cost of cigarettes, it serves to discourage youth from buying cigarettes because they are too expensive. We know that the younger kids are when they try tobacco, the more likely they are to get addicted. Let's stop our youth from ever starting to smoke!
We are pleased to share a recent editorial in the Grand Island Independent about raising the Tobacco Tax. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.