Lawmakers Talking Tobacco Tax Again

For weeks there was no movement on a proposed cigarette tax increase. But with recent developments it now has life! Please call your State Representative and State Senator and tell them to support a strong tobacco tax increase.

Click here for your lawmaker's phone number and talking points.

(After clicking on the Take Action button you will need to click on the link that says "Download your phone file". Then you will see the talking points and Phone Numbers.)

Having a strong tobacco tax is one of the most effective ways of reducing smoking and preventing youths from picking up the habit. Every state that increases their tobacco tax sees a reduction in smoking and an increase in revenue that can be used fund tobacco prevention programs.

In the New Mexico legislature there were multiple proposals to raise the tobacco tax but they all seemed dead. Until now. Lawmakers are now taking a second look at this issue and we need to make our case.

Please call your lawmakers and tell them to support a strong tobacco tax.

Click on the links above to access talking points. Feel free to put the information in your own words and include personal stories about smoking that you may have. A short call can have a big impact. With only a few days left in the session, please call today!


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