SAVE HOOSIER LIVES.

Smoking is devasting Hoosiers and the Indiana economy. A $2 tobacco tax increase can save lives and support growth.

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Our lives and economy are at stake.

But we can make a difference. Here's the plan:

The Steps

Increasing the tobacco tax by $2.00 per pack is proven to reduce smoking rates. Reducing our smoking rate is key to saving Hoosier lives and the Indiana economy.

Increase Tobacco Tax

The increase in the tobacco tax is estimated to generate over $300 million in revenue to help Indiana address improving public health and other critical needs.  In addition to the revenue, it will save the Indiana economy billions in healthcare and productivity costs.

Generate Revenue | Reduce Cost

Smoking kills more Hoosiers than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicide combined. A tobacco tax increase is proven to help people quit smoking. It will save Hoosier lives.

Save Hoosier Lives

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Tobacco is devasting Indiana.

Indiana ranks poorly for health due to our high smoking rate.

OUR HEALTH RANK

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HOOSIER SMOKING RATE

one of the highest in the country

19.2

%

THE HARD FACTS

Each year, approximately 11,000 people die in Indiana from smoking, and 1 in 5 Hoosiers still smoke. The health impact of smoking is more severe than many realize. Watch the video for more information.

Smoking costs Indiana $3.17 billion in productivity and $2.9 billion in healthcare expenses each year. Every Hoosier business pays the price. Watch the video for more information.

Big tobacco companies spend roughly $290 million on predatory marketing and pricing tactics each year in Indiana.  The result? Higher smoking rates and poor health for the most vulnerable Hoosiers. Watch the video for more information.

 
 

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