This week Governor Richardson made it official (and better).
As expected Governor Richardson signed a bill that will increase the tobacco tax by $.75 per pack. This action will lower smoking rates in New Mexico and will keep thousands of kids from ever starting to smoke. He even made the bill better by removing a provision that would have repealed the tax after 4 years. Now the tax will be permanent making it a long term improvement for public health
Please thank the Governor and members that voted YES!
We ask a lot from our lawmakers and they hear from us on many issues. Let's thank them for stepping up for public health and helping to reduce the number one cause of preventable death -- tobacco.
Thanks for your support.