Cig Tax Update: Mixed Results from Committee Hearing

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!

Brian Bowser
Grassroots Coordinator
Advocacy Dept.
American Heart Association, South Central Affiliate


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About the American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to reducing disability and death from diseases of the heart and stroke. These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim over 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2005–06 the association invested over $543 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.

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