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SAVE HOOSIER LIVES.
Smoking is devasting Hoosiers and the Indiana economy. A $2 tobacco tax increase can save lives and support growth.
Thousands of lives and billions of dollars at stake
But we can make a difference. Here's how:
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
While not a long term funding source, the increase in tobacco tax is estimated to generate over $300 million in revenue. 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
The Difficult Truth:
Tobacco is devasting Indiana.
Indiana is ranked as one of the worst states in the nation for health outcomes, a ranking driven by our high smoking rate. We can do better.
FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW
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. Tobacco creates a substantial burden on our economy. Watch the video for more information.
Big tobacco companies spend roughly $290 million on predatory advertising each year in Indiana. That advertising unjustly impacts the most vulnerable Hoosiers. Watch the video for more information.
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