The proposed cigarette tax increase is still alive in the legislature, but at a lower amount. Instead of a full dollar increase legislators are now suggesting only a 50 cent increase per pack of cigarettes. There is still time increase the amount back to a dollar, and we need your help to deliver our message. Click here to tell lawmakers to support a $1 cig tax increase!
We support a dollar increase for many proven reasons. If New Mexico passed the dollar increase here are the evidence based projections:
-There would be 10,000 fewer adult smokers
-There would be 15,500 fewer youth smokers
-The long term health savings would be over $368 million
Please help us pass the cig tax increase and restore it to a full dollar!
American Heart Association, South Central Affiliate