Higher tobacco prices = fewer kids smoking
Increasing the price of cigarettes is the number one way to prevent kids from ever trying tobacco products. The tobacco industry uses tactics like low prices, easy-to-hide devices, kid-friendly flavors and high levels of nicotine to addict the next generation. Minnesotans want to counter the tobacco industry and protect kids from addiction. Raising the price of tobacco would prevent thousands of kids from starting.
- Minnesota is facing a health crisis of youth nicotine addiction and stalled adult smoking rates.
- Increasing the price of tobacco will prevent kids from using tobacco and nicotine products, help smokers quit and save lives.
- Tobacco taxes are a powerful tool to reduce youth smoking and help adults quit.
- Bold policies are needed to address Minnesota’s stalled adult smoking rates and youth e-cigarette epidemic.
- High tobacco prices can counter the tobacco industry’s aggressive marketing to youth and young adults.