Let's Invest in a Healthy Future, Mississippi!

Increasing Mississippi’s cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack would generate $169.71 million in much needed revenue for the state, as well as:

  • Reduce youth smoking by 16.5%;
  • Prevent 21,700 kids under 18 from becoming adult smokers;
  • Help 25,100 current adult smokers quit;
  • Prevent 13,200 premature smoking-caused deaths;
  • Provide $987.84 million in long-term health care cost savings from adult and youth smoking declines; and
  • Reduce the number of smoking-affected pregnancies by 3,500 over a five-year period.

Increasing the wholesale tax on other tobacco products at the same time would produce additional health and economic benefits for Mississippi. Currently, other tobacco products are taxed at a lower rate than cigarettes, making them an appealing alternative for price-sensitive consumers including youth.

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