Higher tobacco prices = fewer kids smoking
Higher prices prevent kids from starting to smoke, and are also proven to help existing smokers quit. Teens are especially price-sensitive, with every 10 percent increase in the price of tobacco reducing the number of youth who smoke by 5 percent.
In Minnesota, a tobacco tax increase passed in 2013 is working to reduce smoking. Fewer young people are starting to smoke, and majorities of smokers who quit since the increase say it helped them. ClearWay Minnesota supports keeping tobacco prices high. Learn more about the issue here.